According to the STPSO spokesperson, Buddy was shot in Feb. 2019 and even though the two women reported the incident to law enforcement at the time, they did not seek out any medical treatment for their pup’s injuries.
There seems to be no bounds when it comes to how cruel humans can be to animals. Three women from Lousiana were recently taken into custody after they allegedly neglected and abused a paralyzed dog named Buddy, according to People. A vet who examined the dog said the poor dog's hind legs had been cut off in an act officials are calling “horrific animal cruelty.” After undergoing what can only be classified as traumatic, Buddy is now undergoing proper medical treatment that he so desperately required for months. The cruel actions have the authorities baffled at why anyone would “maliciously inflict” pain on a dog.
The 2-year-old dachshund was first discovered in the pouring rain at a mobile park home last week by a Slidell, LA resident, a spokesperson from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office (STPSO) said in a press release. Dante’s Hope East, a local animal rescue, was called to the scene on Sept. 25 to retrieve the abandoned canine who was left to die, but when they noticed that the dog was missing both his hind legs, they decided to call the police.
After investigating, officials were able to determine who Buddy’s owners were — a 50-year-old Slidell woman and her 17-year-old daughter, both of whom were arrested for animal cruelty. They were also able to find out more about the dog and his backstory. According to the STPSO spokesperson, Buddy was shot in Feb. 2019 and even though the two women reported the incident to law enforcement at the time, they did not seek out any medical treatment for their pup’s injuries.
In the following months, because he wasn't given proper treatment, Buddy suffered from partial paralysis in his hind legs and was unable to walk, forcing the dog to drag his legs behind him, and that caused severe sores on his legs. This is probably why they decided to cut off the poor dog's legs if it was them. However, when they were confronted about Buddy’s missing hind legs, the two women claimed they “fell off” after they bandaged them too tight, the STPSO spokesperson said.
Unluckily for them, a board-certified veterinarian orthopedic surgeon debunked that claim. After examining Buddy, the vet determined that his wounds were “maliciously inflicted” by his owners and also ruled out any possibility of the pup’s legs being removed by a medical professional or by natural means. A Facebook fundraiser that was created on behalf of Buddy amid his health crisis also disclosed how serious the dog’s condition was.
The post read: Buddy's back legs were intentionally sawed-off!! He has bone sticking out and infection setting in. Due to blood loss, he had to have a blood transfusion today in order to survive. His wounds were cleaned, He had an IV and urinary catheter placed and is now on IV antibiotics and pain meds until his values come up enough to survive surgery. His Xrays also show he has 2 bullets near his back. They've managed to raise ₹286,966 in 10 days!
While Buddy continues to receive medical treatment for his illnesses and is recovering, the STPSO spokesperson said they had arrested both owners. Also, the same day, her mother was also arrested for Cruelty to Animals after failing to properly care for Buddy when he was shot and required medical attention. She was released on a summons, the STPSO spokesperson said. A third person, a 17-year-old friend, was taken into custody on Sept. 27 for Cruelty to Animals after she admitted to abandoning Buddy at the mobile park home. She was released on a custodial agreement to a responsible adult.
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