A reward of $12,000 has been offered by rescue groups for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for beating a tiny Maltipoo mixed breed puppy. Estimated to be approximately one-year-old, Chloe was discovered on Sunday afternoon; beaten, urinated on, tied up in a trash bag and left with rotting food in a dumpster.
According to Long Beach Animal Care Services, Chloe was heard softly whimpering from a dumpster located in the 1100 block of Walnut Avenue. Abc7News reported the puppy’s condition as “guarded” but added that she has shown considerable improvement since Saturday when she was found. Chloe has been wagging her tail and has been eating – all good signs.
“Chloe is not going into surgery today to fix her leg. She is still guarded and still has brain swelling and some neurological problems. She does wag her tail and moves her head to be held. She is trying to stand and ate on her own last night. She will remain at Long Beach Animal ER until she is more stable (prob a few more days). We have had many foster and adoption requests and inquiries. When Chloe is strong enough she will be going to a foster who has a lot of experience with medical needs dogs, with broken legs or spinal and neuro problems. She has a long road to recovery but when she is ready we will post adoption info. It probably won’t be for three months or more, depending on her rate of recovery.”
Fix Long Beach Pets and Animals rushed the pup whose one side of her head had been covered in bruises to Primary Care in Long Beach where emergency treatment was administered. Chloe suffered a skull fracture, broken ribs and her leg was snapped in two.
“… we found out that the horrible smell was not only because she was thrown away with old food scraps, but someone had urinated on her,” reported Fix Long Beach board member Diana Kliche.”She has a skull fracture. They thought at the time she might have a broken neck and broken ribs. Her leg was snapped in half and she had bruises all down the side of her head,” Kliche said.
After undergoing a CAT scan, it is feared she may have a blood clot and surgery will be required to save her leg from amputation. In 30 years of rescue, Kliche stated this was the worst case she has ever seen.
Veterinarians caring for the sweet dog, think she had been beaten, thrown into the trash, tied up in the bag and then tossed into the dumpster so she would starve to death or suffocate.
If you would like to donate, you may do so by using PayPal for the account firstname.lastname@example.org. Chloe’s medical care continues to add up. (YOU CAN ALSO CALL PRIMARY CARE IN LONG BEACH. HER NAME IS CHLOE. UNDER “FIX LONG BEACH “)
Anyone with more information that may lead to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible is urged to call Long Beach police or Long Beach animal care. Please call 562.570.7387.
(Photos of Chloe and reward of $12,000 offered via FB and Fix Long Beach Pets)
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