Disfigured puppy found dumped in Santee

Posted at 9:50 PM, Jul 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-29 00:55:51-04

SANTEE, Calif. (KGTV) -- While tracking a suspicious vehicle in their neighborhood, a couple stumbled upon a heartbreaking sight. An abandoned and disfigured dog. 

Babs Fry, an animal advocate who is helping the couple with the case, says the couple saw an orange car - believed to be a Dodge Caliber - driving in their neighborhood off Railroad Avenue. She says when the car sped off, a puppy was dropped off on the sidewalk.

“They were traumatized,” Fry said. 

The 3-month old Chihuahua Terrier mix had severe injuries around his nose. 

A spokesperson with County Animal Services says the abused dog’s snout had been tied up, possibly with rubber bands. It’s not clear how long it had been wrapped. He also suffered from an eyelid disorder known as Cherry Eye.  

The good news is, he is expected to make a full recovery.

The County is accepting "special adoption" applications for the pup until August 2. 

If you have any information on the abuse case, call 619-498-2305.