Update on Great Dane puppy beaten by boyfriend with broom

In the Midland, Texas area, a six-month-old Great Dane puppy was released to the MASA Rescue late last week. Her rescue story is heartbreaking and began with compassionate volunteers who work for a local veterinarian hospital.

“…One of us received a call from a frantic young woman seeking vet care for her dog [Ryplee] while we were at work. She stated that she got home and there was a broom with blood on it and her dog was unable to walk.

The only person home with the dog was her boyfriend so she suspects that he beat her dog with the broom for whatever reason. We told her to get the dog loaded up and head over immediately.”

Ryplee was carried into the clinic; X-rays showed a fracture in her femur and her humerus bone broken in half. Her injury was severe; she had significant nerve damage and was not able to feel her front foot. It was feared if her sensation did not return, Ryplee’s leg would have to be amputated.

An update on Ryplee indicates she is doing much better. She is now up, walking and wagging her tail. Although there is significant nerve damage, she has regained deep pain feeling in her leg which is a good sign she may not have to have her leg amputated. On MASA’s social media page, Ryplee’s former owner’s plight was addressed:

“THIS IS NOT THE GIRLFRIEND’S FAULT SO PLEASE DO NOT BLAME HER. SHE IS IN A CRISIS HERSELF, WE ARE GRATEFUL THAT SHE MADE RYPLEE A PRIORITY AND GOT HER HELP. WE DO NOT KNOW THE NAME OF THE PERSON WHO DID THIS.”

Ryplee will remain with the rescue during her healing and rehabilitation process. To qualify to foster this dog, you must reside in the Midland/Odessa areas.

“…Thank you to everyone who has shared, donated and prayed for this sweet girl. She deserves the best and because of y’all she is getting it and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

Veterinarians will be updating Ryplee’s diagnosis and how they plan to proceed with her care.

(Photos of Great Dane puppy Ryplee via FB MASA)

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8 replies
  1. Linda Novak says:

    I agree it’s not this owner’s fault. She wasn’t home. She cared enough for her dog to seek help & give her up.
    It sounds like her living situation might be one that should be looked at as well. She may not have any options.
    I’m so happy Ryplee is doing better. I hope her next home will be safe & a happy one for her.

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  2. Jan Barnes says:

    Love and prayers to you, Ryplee! I’m confused–they don’t know the name of the person who did this? So it wasn’t the boyfriend? Someone else was in their house? This sounds really strange and requires a much more thorough investigation! It’s not adding up to the truth! Please keep this innocent defenseless dog away from that owner forever!

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    • Rick says:

      Jan, please improve your reading comprehension skills. The owner is not at fault, and the boyfriend is at fault. The owner did what she could to help her dog, hopefully she herself can get help before the boyfriend tries to do it to her too.

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  3. pennysdachshunds says:

    Even in Our Society that Highly Frowns on Abuse of Women, Animal’s … at times the victim is really BLIND SIDED by the “Perp” !! She has seen the side where he get’s her gifts , Tells her how beautiful she looks , takes her to dinner… THEN THE DEAMON COMES OUT & there is NO WHERE TO TURN!! How do I KNOW happened to me When I was Seventeen and became a victim of a man 25.. and Yes he did attempt to abuse my little 7 pound Toy Fox Terrier… I took him and hitched 50 miles home, no cell phones 51 years ago to my Mom… That experience was terrifying and Changed my whole Life… and it took the Police to help and keep me Safe until my divorce became final…. This girl may have been blind sided too. She would have been next to have been slapped around and maybe bones broken .. too

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  4. maxiemom says:

    No, it wasn’t the owner’s fault because she probably didn’t even see this coming. She obviously loves her dog enough to get her the help she needs and to give her up. It also sounds like the poor woman is smart enough to have left this beast, which she needed to do but which a lot of abused women don’t do because of the hardships they incur as a result. I hope authorities take this seriously and deal with this monster the way he deserves, since abusers often use their partner’s pet to control their victim.

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