cruelty investigation after discovery of starved puppy

Cruelty investigation instigated after discovery of starved puppy

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Police in Genesee County, New York, have launched an animal cruelty investigation after the discovery of a badly neglected, starved puppy. According to the Democrat & Chronicle, the five-month-old pup was found on Thursday in Stafford – outside of Batavia.

The starved puppy

The mixed breed puppy, found near Route 33 and Prole Road, was turned over to the authorities on Thursday night and then, transferred to the Genesee County Animal Shelter. The pup, who was badly dehydrated and malnourished, has been dubbed Opal.

On Oct. 6, the shelter posted an update for Facebook followers:

Opal’s bloodwork today shows that she is improving. She is eating and drinking, has been walking and even barking! She is in foster and under expert care. We are not accepting applications at this time. If Opal becomes available for adoption, we will make an announcement. We are not anticipating that will be anytime soon.

Information needed

Anyone with information about this starved puppy is asked to come forward. Please contact Sheriff Deputy Kevin Forsyth at 585-345-3000 x3233. Due to the nature of the wounds present on the puppy, this is being investigated as animal cruelty.

More news, updates, funny videos and memes on the National Animal News Facebook page.

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9 replies
  1. Jan Barnes says:

    We need “bounty hunters’ to help authorities locate these lunatics and save these innocent defenseless animals!

  2. Barbara Garabedian says:

    I pray for puppy to heal & be taken care of evil bastards who did this should be put out in desert & starve & die assholes bg

  3. Dalma Bugg says:

    Well thank goodness for the good police – this tiny little puppy might manage to survive given that she’s now in foster and under expert care. Just because she’s a girl I suppose, she was obviously dumped and left to fend for herself on the street. Girl puppies can’t win – they either get dumped for being female, or forced into infinite motherhood too young in a puppy mill. What a life choice, though it’s never their own. Thankfully, this little Sweetpea will be one of the fortunate few who get to be adopted by a very loving, caring furever family and will never have another moment of fear the rest of her life. Thoughts and Prayers thst her life will be exactly that.

  4. Gizmos Mommy says:

    Maggots who purposely starve pets should be shot on the spot. No-questions-asked. Fuck ’em. More than half the time they are not hurting for food.

  5. Dalma Bugg says:

    so Thankful that the good Police were on duty, found this poor little girl and took her to get the help she needed. She’s in a really bad way apparently, so Thoughts and Prayers for her to pull through and for the Officers to come up trumps on their investigation so that whoever did this meets with the full force of the justice system. Girl dogs always get the raw deal – either dumped and left to fend for themselves just because their female, or forced into infinite pregnancies for the almighty dollar from when they are still way too young,
    Hopefully this precious little Sweetpea will heal well and recover so she can start her life over with a loving caring family for the rest of her life.

  6. Adrienne says:

    Hope Opal is doing well and improving each day. She is on the right path and I am certain she will be adopted by a loving family. Something she obviously did not have before. Hope they find the scum who left her like this. Disgusting vile,monster.


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