Oh dear, poor thing

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Courtesy: Dr. Joan Puritz via AP

By The Associated Press | 

Posted: Thu 3:17 PM, Nov 21, 2019

A man whose dog apparently chewed off her own leg is facing animal
cruelty charges after the German shepherd was found chained in a central
New York yard without food or water.

Carl Pritchard, 59, of Exeter, was charged
Monday with cruelty and failure to provide food and shelter. It could
not immediately be determined whether he has a lawyer.

A UPS driver reported seeing the dog,
named Zoe, in a yard on Nov. 14 and told police it appeared its front
leg had been blown off, troopers said Tuesday. The dog had been living
in a plastic pet carrier, had no food and her water bowl was frozen and
snow covered, police said.

The Susquehanna SPCA took the dog to a
veterinarian, who did x-rays and found bones in its stomach. Dr. Joan
Puritz at Oneonta Veterinary Clinic said Zoe apparently chewed off her
front leg, which may have been diseased or injured.

“The dog was very emaciated,” Puritz
said Tuesday. “She may not have been getting enough nutrition. The leg
was probably injured and she was trying to take care of it herself.”

Zoe, who’s about 9 years old, was taken to
the Cornell University veterinary school for further treatment and to
determine if a mass in the shoulder above the gnawed leg is cancerous,
Puritz said.

“I’ve never seen anything like this,” Puritz said. “It breaks your heart. She’s such a sweet dog.”

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Kazan- Kazan National Research Technical University Казанский национальный исследовательский технический университет имени А. Н. Туполева he graduated in Economics in 1982

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