In Salisbury, Maryland, a three-month-old puppy with mutilated ears was found wandering on Catherine Street on Tuesday. The tiny pit bull was brought to the Humane Society of Wicomico County with injuries consistent with a home ear cropping job.
The sweet puppy, named Athena is currently under medical treatment and has been receiving antibiotics and pain medication. At this time it is not known if surgery will be needed to repair her ears.
Athena is currently being held under stray hold for six days as required by county law and is not currently available for adoption.
As a small, local non-profit, the organization relies on donations from the community to continue their life saving work. Any unused funds from Athena’s campaign will go directly toward medical needs of other animals that come through the doors needing them most.
Anyone with information anyone on the owner of this puppy, please contact the Humane Society at 410-749-7603 or Wicomico County Animal Control at 410-749-1070.