Pup Who Chewed Off Own Foot Has Successful Surgery Thanks To Donations

Maverick, a neglected German Shepherd who chewed off his own foot when he became entangled in his leash, is now recovering comfortably after surgery. The pup recently underwent a successful operation to repair his paw, reports the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which rescued the dog. The procedure, performed on July 26 at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, was paid in full through an outpouring of donations. Maverick will be up for adoption “in the next week or so,” the post also states. “This was not a dog who had a lot of love,” Rob Halpin, an MSPCA-Angell spokesman told Boston Herald. “This ranks up there with some of the worst cases we’ve seen.” The 2-year-old dog was taken from his home in Middleborough, Massachusetts on July 12 by MSPCA law enforcement officer, Chelsea Weiand, accoring to a release by MSPCA-Angell. MSPCA-Angell told The Huffington Post that Weiand searched the home after a local animal control officer contacted MSPCA after they received a tip from a neighbor that the dog was in serious distress. “He chewed off all of his toes on his back right foot,” Alyssa Krieger from the MSPCA told CBS Boston. “I’ve been working here for 6-and-a-half years … this is the most disturbing thing I’ve ever seen. Just clear-cut, horrible abuse.” Maverick was rushed to a nearby animal clinic where his immediate wounds were address...
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