A pregnant dog lost her paw and her puppies after she was hit by a car and her owner failed to obtain veterinary help. According to KTVA News, 49-year-old April Gutierrez’s dog, “Shebba,” was suffering so much after being hit by the car that she resorted to chewing off her own infected paw.
Gutierrez was charged after the cruel situation (which took place in 2015) was discovered, but she will not have to spend any time behind bars for the crime. According to the Associated Press, Gutierrez was sentenced to a year of probation last Thursday.
In addition to the probation, Gutierrez is prohibited from owning or being around animals, unsupervised. The dog who lost her paw and puppies is now named “Lucy” and she lives with a new family.
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