Cruelty case investigated after 2 injured dogs left at shelter - Tucson News Now

Cruelty case investigated after 2 injured dogs left at shelter

Vanna and Lily are being treated at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. (Source: Human Society of Southern Arizona) Vanna and Lily are being treated at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. (Source: Human Society of Southern Arizona)
Vanna was missing her right ear, which left her inner ear fully exposed to debris and infection. (Source: Human Society of Southern Arizona) Vanna was missing her right ear, which left her inner ear fully exposed to debris and infection. (Source: Human Society of Southern Arizona)
  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • breaking

    UPDATE: Man accused of abusing Tucson child is MMA fighter

    UPDATE: Man accused of abusing Tucson child is MMA fighter

    Friday, April 28 2017 1:22 AM EDT2017-04-28 05:22:00 GMT

    A man has been arrested on abuse charges after a 3-year-old girl was found unresponsive in a home on Tucson's south side.

    A man has been arrested on abuse charges after a 3-year-old girl was found unresponsive in a home on Tucson's south side.

  • BREAKING

    UPDATE: Sawmill Fire 40 percent contained, growth slowed

    UPDATE: Sawmill Fire 40 percent contained, growth slowed

    Friday, April 28 2017 1:10 AM EDT2017-04-28 05:10:32 GMT

    For the first time, officials have confirmed the wildfire burning in southern Arizona was caused by a recreational shooter.

    For the first time, officials have confirmed the wildfire burning in southern Arizona was caused by a recreational shooter.

  • 'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-04-27 04:17:43 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 9:20 PM EDT2017-04-28 01:20:07 GMT
    Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children.

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children.

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Pima County Sheriff's Department is investigating a case of animal cruelty after two dogs were left at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona on Monday, according to a news release from the shelter.

The two brindle Pit Bulls were left at the main shelter at 3450 N. Kelvin Blvd. Each was covered in dry feces, malnourished and had wounds.

One dog, called Vanna, was missing her right ear, which left her inner ear fully exposed to debris and infection. The other, called Lily, had bite marks and scars.

Both dogs are being treated at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. Vanna is on pain medications and antibiotics to ensure she makes a full recovery. The dogs are being kept together.

"Sometimes you can't wrap your mind around stories like this," said Samantha Esquivel, HSSA Public Relations Lead. "You can't help but get angry when cases like this come in to the shelter. We must take measures to prevent things like this from happening by working together to stomp out animal cruelty by identifying and reporting wrong doings."    

Anyone with information about these dogs and how they came to be in this condition is urged to call 88-CRIME.

A donor has offered to match up to $5,000 in donations to the Humane Society's Second Chance fund. To donate, call (520) 321-3704, ext. 120 or 141 or go to hssaz.org/funds.

Copyright 2014 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

 

Powered by Frankly