SPOKANE, Wash. -- SCRAPS is investigating a possible case of animal abuse after a young dog was found with grusome injuries to his neck.
The 1-year-old Husky mix was found near Bridges Road in Deer Park Friday.
Vets say something had been wrapped around the dog’s neck, like a collar or cable, and became embedded in his skin. They believe it was there for a very long time.
The animal protection operations manager at SCRAPS says she has never seen this kind of neglect before.
“Typically a collar or chain is placed on a dog when they are a puppy and still growing,” Manager Nicole Montano said. “These collars aren’t very apparent, especially if the dog is an outside dog and has minimal contact with people.”
SCRAPS will continue to provide the dog medical care.
This could be a case of animal cruelty. It’s a crime punishable with jail time and at least a $1,000 fine.
Anyone with information is asked to call SCRAPS at 477-2532.