Dog’s front paws missing in ‘horrific’ animal abuse case

In Spring, Texas, a dog named Liberty had been up for adoption from the Montgomery County Animal Shelter; her front paws were missing. The staff at the shelter had hoped her handicap had been the result of a birth defect. She had been picked up as a stray in Porter; no owner has been identified. On Thursday, the Texas Animal Society, who stepped forward to help Liberty find a home and foster her, released the news that the dog’s “horrific” injuries had been from abuse.

Liberty’s treating veterinarians stated the dog was in  a”very poor emaciated condition.” The rescue posted her update on their Facebook page:

“Our vet stewed over her all day and decided he better do x rays. The news is as horrific as we imagined. It is not a birth defect. She was either amputated, hit by a car and drug, injured and chew. He was only 100% sure, this was abuse.

There may be an amputation involved and positive at least one prosthesis required.”

Liberty is no more than one-year-old. In her favor, the dog is heartworm negative and even though she has open wounds all over her body, treatment with antibiotics, wound care and special booties will make her more comfortable.

“Liberty is quiet and subdued and has been neglected in the basics of care. Time will hopefully heal her mind and body.
Liberty will stay at the Vets office today and will be bathed, cleaned up and her wounds will be treated and cared for. Tonight she will go home with her foster Mum and start recovery.
The care of liberty will take time and be ongoing, she will need either a specialty wheelchair or prosthetic limbs made especially for her needs.”

To donate to Liberty’s care and her future needs in order to help this dog live a better life than her horrible past, donations can be made by clicking here.

(Photos courtesy of Texas Animal Society, Christi Watson Fauver, Alicia Segari)

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8 replies
  1. John says:

    I Pray that Who ever did this will own up to what these IDIOTS Did to this Dog. Karma works in Ways they will Know soon enough.

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  2. pennysdachshund says:

    It WOULD BE DIFFICULT FOR ANY
    STATE IN THIS COUNTRY to top the HORRENDOUS TORTURE AND MURDERS THAT ARE HORRENDOUS IN THE HELL HOLE STATE OF TEXASS!!!!

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  3. Kathleen Drude says:

    Human beings are beyond disgusting when it comes to inflicting horrible injuries on animals! This poor little kid has suffered horrible at the hands of some scumbag! The fact that she trusts in humans still is a testament to the unlimited amount of love they feel for humans! She will be just fine and she will be loved and cated for the way she should have been from the start!

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  4. Cynthia Como says:

    OMG! Crying again! So unbelievablly horrific,Liberty is absolutely beautiful. I will be praying for this precious sweetheart! GET WELL SOON LIBERTY❤️ When will this ever end?

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