Friday, April 21, 2006

In the Town of Collierville, TN, Puppy Mutilated, Abandoned: Can You Help Find Who did it?

I’m going to start posting things like this. This is a world wide blog so if there’s even a small chance of finding the scum who do these things, then I’ll post it. Look at those eyes on that puppy and tell me how someone could do something like that.


Puppy mutilated, abandoned


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By Tom Bailey Jr.


April 20, 2006

Collierville authorities are trying to find the person who mutilated the ears of a puppy and dumped the heavily bleeding dog at a drainage ditch.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is offering a $250 reward for information leading to an arrest.

"It's pretty much at this point a who-done-it," Collierville Police Capt. Dave Tillner said.

Two young people passing by on bikes found the puppy at Center and Keough about 6 p.m. Tuesday, wrapped it in a T-shirt and pedaled to Collierville Animal Services.

The shelter was closed, but the cyclists called the posted emergency number, Tillner said.

Somebody attempting to crop and reshape the puppy's ears botched the job and discarded the animal, said Nina Wingfield, animal services supervisor.

The puppy was left with an inch-long stub for a right ear and only half an inch for her left ear.

"Someone cut her ears so short, it doesn't have any ears," Wingfield said.

The white-and-tan puppy has received treatment and pain medication.

Once she's healed, she'll be offered for adoption.

Whoever cut its ears apparently tried to perform the ear-shaping that is sometimes done to pit bulls.

Docking the ears of "fighting dogs" is a common practice, making them look more intimidating and giving an opposing animal less of a target, Wingfield said.

"Nothing was done humanely here. And they abandoned the puppy that could have bled to death," she said.

Aggravated cruelty with intent to hurt and kill is a felony.

"The Town of Collierville will not tolerate this sort of cruelty," Wingfield said.

-- Tom Bailey Jr: 529-2388

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