An East Harlem dog owner faces animal cruelty and torture charges after his Bichon Frise’s paw fell off because of lack of grooming. On Monday, Kenneth Hill, 25, arrived at the Animal Medical Center holding his dog in one hand and dog’s front right paw in the other hand- which had completely separated from the suffering dog’s leg. According to DNAInfoNY, the examining veterinarian stated the paw fell off because of the extreme matting which had cut off all blood circulation to the 15-year-old dog’s paw.
The dog named Snow was matted over his entire body, was underweight, smelled badly and his nails had not been trimmed for an extended period of time.
“I haven’t been grooming him because he doesn’t like to be groomed. I have my own manner of grooming,” Hill reportedly told authorities.
Hill has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, causing extreme physical pain and overdriving, torturing and injuring an animal. Bond was set at $5,000.
(Photo (not of Snow) via the ASPCA for dog’s paw fell off and how to avoid matting in your dog)
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