In Brooklyn, New York, a German shepherd was discovered tied up outside of the Brooklyn facility of the New York City Animal Care Centers.
According to Pix11News, Animal Care officials at the shelter think the dog had been tied to something and had tried to chew off his foot in an attempt to escape. It is expected the dog will make a full recovery although his leg will have to be amputated.
This isn’t the first case of a dog chewing off his foot to escape. In April 2016, Kevin Kennedy’s eight-year-old German shepherd chewed off his own foot trying to free himself from a tether that had been painfully twisting his leg for an extended period of time. The long-haired shepherd named Maverick was rushed to an emergency veterinarian clinic for immediate help. Veterinarians discovered the severe wound to the dog’s right rear foot.
Donations for Maverick’s care poured into the Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; remaining funds had been forwarded to “Spike’s Fund” which helps more animals in need of veterinary care. More than 1,000 people wanted to adopt the friendly dog.
Let’s hope this German shepherd found in Brooklyn is lucky enough to be adopted into a wonderful home. More updates to follow as they become available.
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(Photos courtesy of NYC Animal Care Centers)