neglected dog chewed off leg

Man arrested: Neglected dog, chained to stake, chewed off her own leg to survive

A New York man has been arrested and is facing charges for neglecting his dog so badly that she resorted to chewing off her own leg in an effort to survive. On Tuesday, the New York State Police recounted the details surrounding the neglect case:

This is Zoe, she was found last week missing her left limb. Veterinarians in Otsego County believe she chewed off her own arm, she was found with no food and water, living outside in a plastic pet crate with hay inside.

WBNG News reports that a UPS driver noticed Zoe outside in the snow with a leg that appeared to have been “blown off.” Responding officers found Zoe in a crate, chained to a stake, with frozen over water and snow covered food.

According to the police, 59-year-old Carl K. Pritchard, of Exeter, was arrested and charged with Agriculture and Markets Law Agriculture and Markets Law overdriving, torturing and injuring animals; failure to provide proper sustenance (misdemeanor) and failure to provide appropriate shelter for dogs left outdoors (violation).

Zoe was cared for by the Susquehanna SPCA, veterinarians in Otsego County and is now at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

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