The Kewanee Police Department charged a 17-year-old teen alleged to have intentionally mutilated an eight-week-old puppy on Wednesday with aggravated animal cruelty. According to police, the youth admitted to injuring the dog.
On Tuesday evening, the Henry County Humane Society reported the discovery of a two-month-old puppy at the Lakeland Terrace Housing Project. When found, the puppy was lying helplessly on the grass with four deep lacerations to his throat as well as a cut on his back. The pup was transported to Dr. Chris Ryan; the veterinarian caring for the puppy dubbed Thor, stated the wounds appeared to have been intentionally inflicted:
“We don’t typically see wounds like that from accidents, and it kind of looks like it’s on purpose, stated Dr. Ryan to NewsKwQC. “It seems like he’s doing just fine and I think he’ll make a full recovery, but it just could have been a lot worse.
Thor is thought to be a Labrador retriever and pit bull mix. When found, his wounds, believed to have been inflicted within the last 24 hours were inundated with maggots and flies. Dr. Ryan was able to sedate the puppy and clean the area. He is expected to repair the wounds in the coming days.
At this time, the mother of Thor, nor the rest of the litter have been located, and rescuers fear for the dogs’ lives. Thor is not available for adoption at this time.
To those who would like to donate to Thor‘s care, checks can be sent to 206 Townsedge Road, OR PO box 695. Kewanee IL 61443. PayPal has been set up. Our email for donations is email@example.com
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