UPDATE: December 28, OKLAHOMA CITY – It’s a happy ending for a little puppy who was the victim of horrific animal abuse.
We first told you about “Sweet Baby Jones”, the pit bull puppy a few weeks ago. He was found with his ears cut off, left out in the freezing cold when he was just four weeks old.
The Bella Foundation and Neel Veterinary Hospital nursed him back to health.
Members of The Bella Foundation are sad to see him go, but can’t think of a better family to place him with.
“His foster mom took such great care of him. He is doing so well on potty training, he plays well with other dogs.” Jessica McLaughlin said. “He’s going to forget about everything that happened to him before this and he’s going to live a wonderful life.”
Jones has had all of his shots, been neutered and finally had the stitches removed from his ears.
The Bella Foundation brought Jones to their adoption event on Saturday for one last public appearance before he goes home with his new family.
Jones will have two siblings, a chihuahua and another pit bull. The family says Jones will fit right in.
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.
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.
Video & News Link:–http://kfor.com/2013/11/29/puppy-with-ears-cut-off-expected-to-recover/