HOUSTON, TX — Houston police and the Houston Humane Society are investigating a severe case of animal cruelty after a puppy was found in an abandoned home, covered in mange and open sores.
The Houston Humane Society received a tip online on Wednesday about the dog that was left alone in an abandoned house in the 200 block of Taranto in Northeast Houston.
The owners were nowhere to be found.
When an animal cruelty officer responded to the scene, they found the large puppy resting on a pile of dirty laundry.
The dog, which is believed to be a chocolate lab mix, was brought to the Houston Humane Society’s Animal Wellness Clinic for care.
“This is one of the most horrific cases of neglect I’ve seen in a long time,” Monica Schmidt, spokesperson for the Houston Humane Society told KPRC-2. “It’s heartbreaking to see any animal hurt needlessly, and I cannot imagine how much pain and suffering she has endured already in her short life.”
The puppy, who is called Bella by her rescuers, has mange and is covered in open sores, and is also suffering from multiple types of intestinal parasites.
Whoever was responsible for the dog could face felony animal cruelty charges.
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