Graphic Image: Puppy With Ears Cut Off Expected To Recover

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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.

Puppy recovering well after his ears were cut off & left abandoned

The Bella Foundation and Neel Veterinary Hospital nursed him back to health.

Now, Jones will be adopted by a family from Colorado who works with the organization Stopping BSL, a group that works to stop discrimination against pit bulls.

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.

News Link:http://kfor.com/2013/12/28/victim-puppy-with-ears-cut-off-finds-new-home/

November 29 OKLAHOMA CITY – Staff at The Bella Foundation are trying to find the person responsible for cutting the ears off a 4-week-old pit bull puppy.

Puppy found in freezing cold with his ears cut off!!

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.

Recovering well after being found abandoned & his ears cut off

“This little guy, his ears were done with no anaesthetic, 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.

Video & News Link:http://kfor.com/2013/11/29/puppy-with-ears-cut-off-expected-to-recover/

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Cat rips off its own ears to end agony of skin cancer after being abandoned by owner because of its illness

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  • Victoria the cat found roaming the streets of Gloucester with injuries
  • Worried vets were forced to remove the remainder of cat’s ears
  • The cat is now staying with employee from rescue centre, Wendy Hyde

A cat abandoned by its cruel owner because it had cancer was so ravaged by the illness it ripped off its own ears.

Convalescing: The earless feline is healing while staying with Wendy Hyde, one of the charity workers who helped rescue her

Victoria the cat was found wandering the streets half-starved with both ears barely attached to her head.

Animal welfare officers say the distressed feline was in ‘constant agony’ with skin cancer.

They believe the cruel owner had let the animal go untreated for months and then abandoned her to avoid expensive vets bills.

Her ears had begun to rot away and she was in so much pain from the disease she had begun ripping off what remained of them.

Victoria was found on a street in Gloucester and taken to the local New Start Cat Rescue Centre for an operation on her ears.

Carers say it will cost them thousands of pounds to rehabilitate her.

Sue Cowlishaw, a spokeswoman for the rescue centre, said: ‘She was in a very bad state so we rushed her to a vets as an emergency.

‘It became apparent that the cat’s ears had been ravished by skin cancer.

Due to non-treatment of this condition for months, this cat’s ear had rotted away.

‘The cat had been in so much discomfort it had resorted to ripping its own ear off to try and relieve itself of its constant agony, leaving it in such a state of self-disfigurement.

Victoria had her operation last Sunday, 20 minutes after the charity received a frantic call from a member of the public.

Louise Barrow, speaking on behalf of the rescue centre, said: ‘At first we thought she had been attacked by a dog but then we discovered she had cancer in the ears.

‘It looks like the owner has abandoned her. How could anyone do that?

‘We, more than anyone, know just how expensive vets bills are at the moment, but it is awful.

‘Victoria is on the road to recovery now but it is going to take a while because she is very depressed.

‘It is going to take a lot of cuddles and TLC to get her back to her usual self.’

Victoria is now staying with Wendy Hyde, who works with the charity.

She said: ‘We don’t yet know if all the cancer has been removed.

She’s out of pain but her life is still shaded. We’re hoping for the best.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2218491/Cat-rips-ears-abandoned-owner-cancer.html#ixzz29fY8cBvJ
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Published on 16 Oct 2012 by 

Victoria the cat found roaming the streets of Gloucester with injuries. Victoria is being looked after by New Start Cat Rescue Sanctuary. They believe the cruel owner had let the animal go untreated for months and then abandoned her to avoid expensive vets bills.

Her ears had begun to rot away and she was in so much pain from the disease she had begun ripping off what remained of. The charity’s co-ordinator Wendy Hyde says that the animal must have been suffering a lot to have made it do that to herself.

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