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Dog that chewed off its broken leg is safe at shelter



Published: Sun, April 24, 2011 @ 7:24 p.m.

SALEM

A 6-year-old dog that chewed off her own broken left hind leg is in a humane shelter awaiting surgery this week and will eventually be available for adoption.

Holly, a wired-haired Jack Russell terrier-beagle mix, is at the Humane Society of Columbiana County in Salem, said Heather Jurina, shelter manager.

After receiving an anonymous tip, humane agent Jan Palmer found Holly Friday in a New Waterford residence.

A witness told Palmer that Holly originally lived in an outdoor rabbit hutch, where wire became wrapped around her leg, and she broke her leg trying to free it.

When her owners discovered her broken leg, they hid her in the basement, instead of taking her to a veterinarian, the witness said.

No criminal charges of animal abuse or neglect have yet been filed, but any charges would be up to Palmer, Jurina said late Sunday.


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1rhcpfan28(2 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Hopefully Jan Palmer files charges against the trash that allowed that poor dog to suffer. Hey trash...if you cannot afford to take care of a pet, then DON'T get one!

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2lilgandee(103 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

That poor girl was so desparate to chew her leg off its horrifying!! I lost 4 fingers and b4 I got to the hospital I was in serious pain but having to inflict the pain to get loose takes drive and strength and this girl has it. She's a fighter! I don't know why no immediate charges were found but when they do it will be a misdemeanor but should be a felony. America needs to wake up and let the punishment be harsher and stop this abuse. They don't deserve rights the victims need their right to justice!

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3mollylm(16 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

I certainly hope charges will be filed. What a horrible thing for that dog to live through. Happy to hear she's being cared for now. Thank you to the person who cared enough about her to call, too.

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4CassAnn(252 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

I feel bad for the dog but it's too bad they didn't send someone out who can legally do something about it. Unfortunately Columbiana County Humane Society is being sued for being an illegal entity and some of Jan Palmer's escapades on previous animal calls. If proper protocol isn't followed and the humane officer involved isn't honest and above reproach they aren't helping the animals and charges won't hold up in court.

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5endthismess(301 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

These maggot garbage can wanna be filthy owners need to have the book thrown at them, NO mercy. NO first offense. NO light sentences. No favors. NOTHING. They intentionally hide what they absolutely knew was wrong. Put them in their own rabbit cage. Leave them cooped up outside. Wrap wire around their legs and leave them alone. Be sure to walk away and don't look back, either. Then follow up and have them stand at a busy intersection holding a sign stating what they did. Everyday for months would be fitting, no matter what the weather is. And CassAnn, stop the political inside name dropping and whining about rumored escapades. Let's deal with the crime here.

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6CassAnn(252 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

There isn't anything political here lol. It's the truth. Look at the articles on the salem news and morning journal websites. They are being sued in federal court over it. There isn't going to be any justice for any animals until the problems with the organization are sorted out unfortunately.

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