Puppy had ears cut off, abandoned at shelter

April 9, 2009 1:53:35 PM PDT
The SPCA for Monterey County is offering a $1,000 reward for information about a puppy that was dropped off at a shelter with its ears cut off Wedensday, April 8, 2009.

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The 4-month-old brown and white puppy was left at the drop box at the Hollister Animal Shelter. The puppy's ears had been cut off and cauterized in what appears to be a crude attempt at ear cropping. Because its ears were cut off, the staff is unsure of the puppy's breed.

The SPCA staff has named the puppy Oliver. They are caring for the puppy's wounds and believe it will survive.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact The SPCA at 831-373-2631 or 422-4721 x213.

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