In a very disturbing case of animal cruelty, a young German shepherd was removed from his Houston home by Animal Control officers after a complaint from a neighbor prompted immediate action, reports Click2Houston. com.
When authorities arrived, they found a one-and-a-half-year-old shepherd, named Noah with part of his front right paw missing; what remained of his toes were exposed bones. In addition, he suffered from a severe open wound to the back of his neck. The dog was rushed to the VERGI Emergency Animal Hospital where Dr. David Helcel described the dog’s injuries. “The bones that are showing; there is no flesh on them at all. He’s going to need to have his leg amputated.” Immediately, Noah’s wounds were bandaged, and he was placed on pain medication. Despite his injuries, however the staff and volunteers from Val’s Pals GSD and Large Paws Rescue, who have taken responsibility for Noah, state the dog is gentle and friendly. “He is a great dog,” stated Tiffany Frazier with Val’s Pals. “He loves people and is pretty forgiving for all the things he’s been through.”
On Wednesday, an update for Noah was provided on the GoFundMe account and Facebook page of Val’s Pals GSD and Large Paws Rescue describing an amputation to be done just above the wrist; affording the dog a much quicker recovery and better chances for a prosthesis. A cruelty investigation is currently underway, however there has been no information as to how the dog was injured. Once authorities have concluded their investigation, Noah’s owner could face animal cruelty charges.
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