The puppy was found wandering around near 23rd Street and I-44.
“He had blood covering from his ears all the way down his neck and even onto his legs. And it was frozen to his fur and was also just stuck to him.” Eric McCune, executive director of Bella, said. “We’re still trying to get it off now because he’s so little, you know, it hurts. And so we’ll probably have to wait a few more days and a few more baths to get the rest of it off of him.”
Today, he is doing better. Tevin Garner with The Bella Foundation is nursing him back to health and giving him a good dose of snuggles.
“It just absolutely breaks my heart to know what he was going through when it happened, to know that he was awake, and you know, just an innocent little puppy being abused like that.” She said.
“This little guy, his ears were done with no anesthetic, no pain killer, probably with a pair of scissors. And then set down and left to heal on his own.” McCune said.
They nicknamed the puppy “Sweet Baby Jones.” Over the next few weeks, the pup will stay on painkillers and antibiotics. Then the vet will reshape and fix what is left of his ears.
Jones is just a small part of an even bigger problem though; they are worried there could be more puppies like him out there.
“I personally have never seen a litter of one puppy, especially pit bull puppies.” McCune said. “Usually there are 7 or 8, sometimes more. And so he probably has brothers and sisters that are in this same situation.”
Now they’re working to save other puppies from suffering the same abuse as Jones.
“All he wants to do is be with people and cuddle despite what other people have done to him.” Garner said.
As soon as Jones is well enough, he will be put up for adoption.
The Bella Foundation believes his litter mates are somewhere in the area of N.W. 23rd Street and I-44 and hope to find them soon.
If you have any information on who did this to Jones or where those other puppies are, call The Bella Foundation at 1-866-318-7387. Tips are completely anonymous.