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Humane Society rescues neglected pitbull

Discussion in 'Pit Bull News' started by firedrake13, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. firedrake13

    firedrake13 Good Dog

    An abused and neglected dog rescued on Saturday by the Humane Society of Yuma is getting better, according to Human society officials.

    Annette Lagunas, of the HSOY, said they have named the female 2-year-old pitbull Destiny after she was removed from a home.

    "She is such a sweet, sweet girl," Lagunas. "She looks so much better now and is very happy."

    While she could not comment specifically on the case because it is currently under investigation, Lagunas said the neglect was brought to their attention through an anynmous source asking they do a welfare check at the residence.

    "This is probably in the top 5 worst cases I have ever seen," Lagunas said. "There were also other animals on the property that appeared healthy."

    Lagunas said Destiny has pneumonia and is undergoing treatment for it. HSOY does not have a veterinarian on staff, but Lagunas said they are working with a local vet to provide the treatment and any ongoing veterinary care.

    Now up to 35 pounds in weight, Lagunas said Destiny is still extremely underweight for a full-grown pitbull, which can get up to between 70 to 80 pounds.

    She added that Destiny is in a foster home and will remain there a few weeks while her health improves.

    The HSOY has forwarded to the Yuma County Attorney's Office for review for any possible criminal charges.

    Lagunas wanted to remind the public that any time someone sees an animal that has been neglected or abused, they can contact the Humane Society at 782-1621 and ask them to conduct a welfare check.

    She said the Roo Bee Cruelty Fund, which the HSOY established to provide care for neglected or abused animals, is also in urgent need of contributions.

    "We are asking the community and compassionate individuals to help us in providing care to these animals,'" Lagunas said.

    For more information, please contact Shanen Aranmór at 782-1621, ext. 104 or Annette Lagunas at 782-1621, ext 108.

  2. XXX

    XXX Good Dog

    Now lets watch them rescue her all the way to the gas chamber.... YAY! HSUS!
  3. Jelet

    Jelet Banned

    :tantrum: [​IMG] :mad:

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