The Pennsylvania SPCA’s Shelter Hospital team has saved the life of a dog injured intentionally by its owner and surrendered to the city shelter. The PSPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement team is working to bring charges against the owner, which will be among the first felony charges under the new Libre’s Law.
On Monday, November 27, the PSPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement team received a call from the city shelter stating that a gentleman had tried to surrender his dog with a severe injury to its hind left leg. The injury severed a number of bones in the leg. The dog, a 4-year-old pitbull mix named Haze, was immediately transferred into the care of the PSPCA’s medical team.
Upon investigation, PSPCA officers discovered that Haze’s owner had admitted to intentionally hurting the dog when the dog had allegedly acted out. The PSPCA’s Shelter Hospital team tried to stabilize the leg, but it was too severe and his hind leg had to be amputated at the hip.
Haze has spent the last several weeks under the watchful eye of the PSPCA’s Shelter Hospital team, and is now deemed healthy enough to search for his forever home.