In Okeechobee, Florida, authorities are searching for the man who threw a six-month-old puppy over the fence. A man, driving a four-door pickup truck, pulled up to a fenced in area at animal control on Tuesday and threw the dog over the fence. When discovered, the dog had suffered a broken leg. She has since undergone surgery.
According to the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, on January 3, the truck driven by a stocky Hispanic male arrived at the Okkeechobee Sheriff’s Office Animal Control, backed up to the fenced area and threw the puppy over the six-foot high fence topped with barbed wire. During the week, the area is used as a play area for dogs. The exceptionally sweet, female puppy, described as a Cur mix, sustained a rear broken leg. The shelter’s video showed her lying in the yard all night with her broken leg and no food or water until she was discovered early the next morning by shelter staff.
Nala’s New Life Rescue has stepped up to care for the pup, now dubbed Jenny. Her leg was repaired at the expense of the foster home who is caring for Jenny, however the animal advocate is in no financial position to pay for the surgery. To help, donations can be made by clicking here.
The suspect’s truck is described as a Ford, two tone dark blue/gold on bottom. Anyone identifying this person or the truck is asked to call Deputy Rusty Hartsfield at 863.763.3117.
(Photos of puppy thrown over the fence with broken leg courtesy of Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office and Nala’s New Life Rescue.)
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Check out sweet Jenny’s video.
INTRODUCING OUR LITTLE JENNYHere is a video of Jenny upon her arrival at All Creatures Animal Hospital this morning, waiting to see our wonderful vet, Dr. Mary Bressman, to receive her vaccinations. This was her first stop after we sprung her from the shelter. Then it was off to Dr. Latimer for emergency surgery this afternoon. Dr. Latimer removed the gigantic splint on Jenny’s leg and inserted two pins in her leg in order to stabilize it, and now she is able to walk (cautiously and gingerly). He really is a miracle worker.As you can see from the video, Jenny is a little angel, and also adorable. She was so quiet in the car traveling from the shelter to the vet – such a good little girl.Thank you so much to everyone who donated to cover the cost of Jenny’s emergency surgery. What a wonderful out-pouring of support for this sweet little girl. We are happy to announce that, thanks to your generosity and kindness, in just 12 hours, we were able to raise the funds necessary to cover the cost of Jenny’s surgery. Jenny is staying tonight at All Creatures Animal Hospital because we have not yet found her a foster home where she can recuperate. Hopefully someone will come forward who can offer her a quiet place to stay, since it is better for her to be in a home where she can be monitored during the night. Thank you again for helping us to save this precious little girl. We will keep you posted on her progress.
Posted by Nala's New Life Rescue on Thursday, January 5, 2017