A severely injured puppy, found in a ditch in Riley Township, Ohio, had to be humanely euthanized. The five-month-old pit bull mix, dubbed Lily, was found by someone in late February. Lily’s injuries were so severe that she was unable to walk.
The Sandusky County Dog Kennel Facebook page alerted followers about the injured pup after she was discovered:
“From what we can tell, it looks like Lily‘ s front left foot is a club foot. It doesn’t appear that Lily has ever been able to walk using her back end because there is severe muscle atrophy from half way down her spine back. She does have feeling in her hind end and she tries desperately hard to wag her little tail. In addition, it looks like she has an abscess inside her mouth on the right upper side. She has a couple dings and small wounds here and there along with some urine burns from the urine being on her skin.”
An exam revealed just how badly the puppy was injured – according to the News-Messenger, Lily had a shattered tibia, a femur which was “broken off,” a jaw that was broken on both sides, and three broken digits on her left paw.
Multiple, painful surgeries would have been needed to repair all of the damage that Lily had suffered. Her veterinarian did not want to put her through more suffering and the difficult decision was made to humanely euthanize her on March 2. Sandusky County Dog Warden Kelly Askins told the News-Messenger that money for the ongoing veterinary care was not the issue – it was Lily’s quality of life.
Now, the authorities are hoping to find out who is behind the cruelty. A $1,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible. Tips should be called in to the Fremont Police at 419-332-6464.
Baby Lily says Hi!
Posted by Sandusky County Dog Kennel on Friday, March 2, 2018
(Image and video via Sandusky County Dog Kennel Facebook page)
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