Severely injured dog euthanized

Severely injured dog euthanized – police search for whoever is responsible

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A severely injured dog, discovered by a good Samaritan in mid-July, had to be put down, and now the Salt River Police Department is hoping to find the dog’s abuser. According to multiple sources, the chocolate Labrador retriever was found near Beeline Highway and McDowell Road, and taken to the Arizona Humane Society.

A veterinarian who treated the two-year-old dog determined that the injuries to his front paws were too severe and humane euthanasia was the only option. As reported by ABC 15 News, the attending veterinarian explained that, “the dog’s front paws had the circulation cut off for an extended period and due to the nature of the injuries had to be euthanized.”

It is believed that the dog was intentionally injured and the authorities are seeking information to help lead them to an arrest. Anyone with a tip is asked to contact the Salt River PD at or to contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish speakers.

(Screenshot of severely injured dog via AZ Family)

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3 replies
  1. Bunny Peters says:

    WOW!!! Mind blowing how cruel some POSs can be….. Whoever did this to him has a reserved spot in Hell waiting for them where they will burn forever for their cruelty……

    I can’t help but wonder if this dog could have survived if given a cart (if his rear legs were “ok”, a cart would have been very helpful)……

    My husband and I specifically adopt “medically fragile” animals and provide whatever they need, including chemotherapeutic treatment, physical rehabilitation……
We have had several animals with heart conditions, blind, quadriplegic, cancer, epilepsy….. we are NOT afraid of dealing with health care…….

    I know that there are others who adopt disabled companions…… A disabled Labrador is still a wonderful companion……. 
I am very sorry this treasure wasn’t given any chance of being rehomed.

    Rescued is my fave breed and they are all special treasures who want to love and be loved……

    Precious treasure I absolutely know that you are in Heaven. Please look for MacKitty and join his wonderful snuggle buddies group and RIP amongst loving friends……..

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    I question the reason for euthanizing this dog. I understand the front paws were probably beyond saving, but was this really life threatening? Many dogs function with prosthetics of course the funds were probably not available. Rest in peace poor dog, I hope they find the POS that did this to you and they are prosecuted.


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