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Injured dog found on remote highway in Cochise County

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Veterinarians working on Justice (Source: Jill Houchens) Veterinarians working on Justice (Source: Jill Houchens)
The injured dog, now named Justice in the arms of Animal Control officer Jill Houchens (Source: Jill Houchens) The injured dog, now named Justice in the arms of Animal Control officer Jill Houchens (Source: Jill Houchens)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Authorities in Cochise County want to know who dumped a severely injured dog in the middle of nowhere.  Animal Control Officer Jill Houchens says someone called Tuesday night after finding the dog.  She says the elderly Chihuahua's jaw is dislocated, among other injuries. 

Houchens says she believes the dog was someone's pet because he appears well-fed and groomed, but she also believes he was ditched because he was recovered in a remote area off Highway 90 in Bisbee. 

Because the dog is not micro-chipped or found with tags, it will be hard to find out who is responsible for him.  Houchens says if Animal Control is able to prove what they believe happened to this dog, the suspect would face charges in the form of a citation. 

The dog she now calls "Justice" has already had several vet visits, so Houchens is asking for any help with the costs associated with his treatment, which will include surgery.  To help, you can call Houchens at (520) 678-0949.

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