Criminals taped this pregnant dog’s mouth shut around a firework and then set it off, shattering her jaw. Already seriously abused even before the attack, she was left with missing teeth, burned fur, is unable to swallow food and is at risk of losing her puppies.
Vets are now caring for the dog, who they’ve named Chola, in the Mexican city of Torreon. They believe she was had been used to train less aggressive breeds as fighter dogs prior to becoming pregnant. Her abusers probably were trying to kill her when they learned that she was no longer of use to them, the vets believe. Vet Miguel Davila said:
She was very badly hurt, it looks as if she may survive now but will no longer be able to have a life on the street and may well still lose the puppies. Many of her injuries such a torn ear are old ones.
We believe she was used as bait in dogfights but then became no use when she got pregnant.
The Animal Protection Association is offering a reward for any information that may enable the authorities to identify those responsible for the attack.
1. The pregnant dog was left with a burnt tongue and missing teeth when cruel thugs taped its mouth around a firework before setting it off. She is now recovering under the care of vets in the Mexican city of Torreon.
2. Vets believe the animal, which they named Chola, may have been used to train less aggressive breeds to fight before becoming pregnant.
3. Aside from the vet giving her medical care and those feeding her, experts are trying to minimize contact with the animal as she is so nervous around humans.
Rebecca Reyes, director of the Animal Protection Association, said:
We have given her a name, called Chola, but to be honest we are avoiding as much contact with her as possible as she is extremely nervous of anybody that she doesn’t know well.
She cannot swallow any food because her palate was burnt badly together with her tongue and so we have to feed her baby food liquidized.
She also needs painkillers constantly and unless is tranquillised does not allow herself to be examined.
The explosive device that she had in her mouth not only shattered part of the jaw but knocked out several teeth. It is lucky it didn’t go into her lungs, somehow they seem to have been unhurt.
Local police have appealed for donations to help pay for Chola’s surgery and are asking anyone with information about the attack to come forward.
Source: The Daily Mail.
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