Two women are in custody and a sweet dog is missing its leg in what authorities are calling an extreme case of animal abuse in Prescott, Arizona. The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) says it all started with an anonymous phone call about an injured dog in the area.
When the deputy arrived on the scene, he realized the dog was more than injured. According to a media release from the YCSO, the deputy, “saw that the left rear leg was essentially not attached, connected only by a portion of flesh.”
The large bone of the leg was exposed and completely covered in blood. As the deputy took care of the dog, two women emerged from their home to confirm ownership of the animal.
The women, 28-year-old Maria Hooke and 21-year-old June Stevens, said they kenneled the dog for three days while they were away. Upon return home, they say the dog, a Husky named Sister, was entangled in a leash. They claim wire cutters were used to free the dog but she was injured in the process, with the wound progressively getting worse for weeks. Open Next Page Below To See More