A dog, abandoned in Yolo County, California, showed signs that she had been operated on by an amateur. The dog, a pit bull, appeared to have been spayed and then sewn up with fishing line – according to CBS Sacramento, her injuries were so severe that she had to be humanely euthanized.
A good Samaritan discovered the injured and abandoned dog in a “pool of mud” on Tuesday. She was rushed to UC Davis vet hospital where she underwent surgery. Despite efforts to save her life, the damage was too severe and she could not be saved.
A horrible case of animal cruelty
Yolo County’s Chief Animal Services Officer, Vicky Fletcher, told CBS:
“The sutures were very far apart, and the suture material looked like knitted fishing line. I’ve done this for 31 years and I have never seen this. This is the saddest thing that has come across our desk in a really long time.”
The Yolo County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information in this cruelty case. The department reached out to Facebook followers this week with a plea for help:
If anyone has any information identifying the owner(s) of the two Pitbulls picked up on 04/10/18 please contact Yolo County Animal Services immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 668-5287. If anyone witnesses a person(s) or vehicle abandoning a dog in the Clarksburg area, please also contact Yolo County Animal Services immediately at (530) 666-8282. We thank you for all your help in resolving this problem in our county.
Animal services reports that 16 dogs have been abandoned in the rural Clarksburg area over the past 180 days. There was another pit bull abandoned in the same area where the botched surgery dog was found – the other dog was also injured but is expected to recover.
More news and updates at the National Animal News Facebook page.
Orphaned bear cubs rescued by state trooper – read the story here.
California man accused of stealing and burning his mom’s pit bull – read more here.
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