Animal Services Caring for Badly-Abused Pit Bull Puppy

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Burned, illegally cropped and lucky to be alive.

Sacramento Animal Control is dealing with another case of animal cruelty.

“Help me figure it out,” Gina Knepp, the manager at the Front Street Shelter, said Thursday.

The two month old grey Pit Bull was dropped off there anonymously Monday evening.  Her burns stretching from the top of her neck down to her tail.

“They’re horrific,” said Knepp.  “It wasn’t a burn like a torch because there is no smell of burned hair.  It’s chemical, at least that’s what our Vet believes.”

Knepp says whoever burned the puppy also gave her a butchered ear-crop job..illegal, unless done by a licensed Vet.

Sacramento has been the most aggressive in the State as far as going after animal cruelty cases, and this one now is at the top of their list.  If you can help you’re urged to call (916) 808-5855.

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  • Athena

    This is so sad someone would hurt a harmless puppy. The same as a baby no way to fight back. Pit bulls are the most missunderstood dog ever. I love pitbulls loving caring if you raise them right. People breed em just to fight them abusive you name it. How sad is that.I love pitbulls wish people would see it that.

  • Tirzah

    Was searching for this video for a while now. Glad I found it. I adopted this sweet girl from Front Street, not knowing about the news broadcast. Just saw her on their website and fell in love. I just wanted to let you know that she is healing wonderfully and is just a happy, sweet puppy. Is there anyway I can see the pictures of her back uncensored? My vet would like to know. Thank you.