In another disturbing case of animal cruelty, a one-year-old poodle was rescued in Pomona, California on Tuesday with a rubber band tightly bound around his mouth.
According to the Inland Valley Humane Society, a Good Samaritan notified the organization of an injured dog on the 700 block of Amador Avenue in the city of Ontario. The dog appeared to have had a rubber band tightly bound around the top of his mouth and was in tremendous pain. Animal cruelty officers took the dog for emergency care, and he was later transferred to the Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA where shelter veterinarians conducted surgery to treat the dog’s severely infected mouth and tongue. It was unclear how long the dog had been suffering. The rubber band had been wrapped around his muzzle two times – causing damage to his tissue down to the bone.
The young dog, now named Ricky, had been starving to death. His operation took more than an hour to repair the damage. More than likely someone put the rubber band around his mouth to keep him from barking or chewing. It is expected Ricky will be recuperating for several weeks, but then will be ready for adoption and a loving home.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Inland Valley Humane Society. Help Ricky get some justice. To donate to his care, please click here.
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