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Puppy found with taped muzzle

Discussion in 'Canine News/Informative Articles' started by MyBuddy, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. MyBuddy

    MyBuddy Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    Puppy found with taped snout has surgery, on road to recovery

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    Saturday, January 02, 2016
    CHICAGO (WLS) --
    A 4-month-old dog, who was found wandering in a yard in northwest Indiana with its snout taped shut, is recovering after surgery Saturday in Chicago.

    The tape prevented the puppy from eating, drinking or breathing well, but the dog also had other injuries -- two broken hips caused by blunt force trauma.

    The puppy, found on Christmas Day by chance and named "Chance Christmas," had injuries that animal abuse rescue workers said were the worst they have ever seen.

    Scars still cover the puppy's face. And on Saturday, he underwent complex surgery to repair his hips.

    The Chicago doctor who performed the life-saving surgery said Saturday night that things went perfectly. Now, the terrier pit bull puppy will have about a month of recovery and rehab before he will be available for adoption.

    Dr. Aaron Jackson, of MedVet Chicago, said after the surgery that Chance Christmas should have a normal life span.

    Guardians of the Green Mile in northwest Indiana took the dog in and has featured him on their Facebook page, which has led to thousands of dollars in donations and hundreds of requests to adopt him. They hope interest in this puppy will help save hundreds of other animals' lives as well.

    Those who have been around Chance Christmas said he is a very friendly dog.

    "He's a great dog with a great personality that had some horrific injuries and we get to help him out," Jackson said.

    The rescue volunteers brought Chance Christmas to the Chicago facility because there were specialists more experienced with doing the complicated surgery that the puppy needed. X-rays show breaks near the joint in both hips. The operation takes a little more than an hour and chance sleeps through the whole thing because he's under general anesthesia for the duration.

    Doctors said after the surgery Chance Christmas should lead a normal life.

    "He'll make a good pet for somebody," Jackson said.

    Michigan City police have reportedly questioned a person of interest regarding the abuse. Sources said they have identified the dog's possible owner, who claims he ran away.
  2. MyBuddy

    MyBuddy Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    Michigan City police seek Richard Cope, accused of abusing dog

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    Tuesday, January 12, 2016 12:03PM
    MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (WLS) --
    Police want your help to find Richard Cope, a 50-year-old man accused of abusing a dog in northwest Indiana.

    About two weeks ago, Michigan City police learned about the dog on Facebook. Investigators said there were marks that indicated the animal's muzzle was taped shut and its legs were injured. Cope is now wanted on animal abuse charges.

    Police said Cope is about 5 ft. 9 in. tall and weighs around 180 lbs. He has brown hair, green eyes and several tattoos. They include a bullet hole on his left forehead, the numbers "0704" on his right knuckles, the numbers "2009" on his left knuckles, a Harley Davidson symbol on his right arm and skulls and satanic stars on his left arm.

    Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Michigan City Police Department at 219-874-3221.
  3. Ingrid H

    Ingrid H Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

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  4. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    Gosh not another one. What horrible people and I wish the same to them.
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  5. AresMyDobie

    AresMyDobie Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    Wtf! Why is this becoming a thing ? These people are sick. I'd love for them to get a taste of their own medicine.
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  6. MyBuddy

    MyBuddy Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    Honestly, this kind of thing brings out the worst in me. It's so .....evil.....cruel.....sick.....and makes me want to do the same to them! :timebomb::cus::guns:
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  7. Viemarangelrock

    Viemarangelrock Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    Makes me sick to the stomach :mad:

    Poor baby! :(
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  8. Gelcoater

    Gelcoater Expert ThreadCrapper $ Premium Subscriber $ Hot Topics Subscriber

    Hope this guy wanders into the right area.

    By that I mean,in some places home town justice just kill you,but,in other paces...they keep you.;)
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