Shadow the energetic 4-month-old puppy is a spitfire, full of energy, and just wants someone to love her. Sadly, his former owner is a monster who is now facing felony charges for the sickening horrors she inflicted on her pooch.
Alexis Callen of Murray, Utah, put an elastic hair tie around Shadow’s mouth to keep her quiet while she slept. Callen says she kept it on 48 hours, but the veterinarian on the case says it was much longer: two weeks, based on the damage to the dog.
The woman was arrested and taken to jail on a felony charge of torture of a companion animal. A rescue group, Celestial Zoo, saw the woman’s posts on social media. She was asking to re-home the dog because she was unable to pay vet bills.
Now, the sweet puppy faces $2,000 in surgery bills to repair the damage to his mouth and face. The rescue group says this case is more severe than most they see.
At the present time, the dog can’t eat or drink properly because water and food leak from a hole in her cheek. She is with a foster owner, will have surgery, and then will be available for adoption in a new loving home.
We are grateful caring people stepped up to help.