Peter Gets a Second Chance

Peter was removed from a home where an untreated injury caused him to lose a leg due to a mummified paw. He is now ready for his second chance at happiness.

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Peter was removed from a home where an untreated injury caused him to lose a leg due to a mummified paw. He is now ready to find the good, new loving home that he deserves.

The three-legged dog who is part of an ongoing animal cruelty investigation is now available for adoption.

Peter is a 2-year-old Queensland Heeler-Pit Bull mix. He was initially impounded with an injury that had apparently gone untreated for so long that the dog’s left, rear paw had mummified.

Riverside County Animal Services is pursuing animal cruelty against the suspected dog owner(s). The case stems from an Oct. 29 call to a property in unincorporated Riverside County, California near Perris.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department called Animal Services to the scene of its own investigation in the 22100 block of Old Elsinore Road on that day. Deputies were there investigating whether the property was being used by the tenants as a place to sell marijuana.

Deputies arrested Maria Carrillo that day. Animal Services will be pursuing animal cruelty charges against Ms. Carrillo.  Animal Services does not know whether there are charges pending on the drug allegations, and says the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department would have information on that matter.

A Riverside County Animal Services officer responded when it was reported that a dog was on the property that needed care. The dog was discovered dragging himself by his front legs. Animal Control Officer Denise Ericson located the dog underneath a recreation vehicle.

Several inches of the dog’s left leg had exposed bone. It was uncertain what had caused the injury, but Animal Services’ veterinarians said they believed the injury had gone untreated for weeks, if not months, causing a loss of circulation of blood to the paw.

“This is one of the worst cases of neglect our officers have experienced,” Animal Services Director Robert Miller said. “It is illegal and inhumane to allow an animal to suffer needlessly in this fashion. We will be pursuing animal cruelty charges to the fullest extent.”

Peter’s left, rear leg was amputated on Oct. 31 and now he has fully recovered and is getting used to walking on three legs.

Animal Services is now accepting interest from adopters for the special-needs dog. The adopter will need to understand Peter”s mobility issues and have a lot of patience with him, considering what he has experienced in the past. Peter’s caregiver say he is showing very good progress at getting around on just the three legs.

Potential adopters are asked to contact the Riverside County Department of Animal Services at (951) 358-7387.

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Riverside County Animal Services uploaded this video with Peter:

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74 thoughts on “Peter Gets a Second Chance

    1. Me either Bill, especially when they give us nothing but unconditional love. Something alot of humans aren’t capable of.

  1. I am sick of reading about all these hispanics abusing animals – they are worthless pieces of garbage and should not be here- I hope karma gets them the POS- I would rip off their heads if I could !!!!

    1. Thank the immigration act for that! I’d ship them all back to Mexico and pray the ship sank or plane exploded… They are garbage..

      1. We were born here… we didn’t come by ship… You did.. So you need to think about what you’re saying… This was land that once all part of Mexico. So no we didn’t come by ship. We were here way before… And I am amazed of how people who hate so blindly can care about animals…

    2. Wow, to message above about Hispanics. you stated Hispanics are worthless pieces of garbage.

      I am Hispanic and I’ve worked with an animal rescue since 2010 after my dog passed away overnight at the vet’s office. I now have two rescue dogs in great shape and 3 rescue cats. All of them are up to date on their vaccines. One of my cats turned 20 years old this year and the vet is amazed that she is doing well… We can’t put a whole group down because of bad apples in every culture. Just like the previous message before yours; I, too, will Never understand how people of all races can be so cruel to animals.

      1. I wouldn’t put any stock into the nitwits hating on Hispanics. All of us, with your exception and the American Indian, came from other countries originally. These idiots are just inbred POS themselves and cannot comprehend the wheat from the chaff.

        Just tune the losers out. Bravo to you and your rescued animals. I also have 3 rescue cats and volunteer at our local no-kill shelter. I’m white and don’t give a rats’ behind where anyone comes from. If you abuse animals, you will pay eventually. Karma remembers.

    3. I am Puerto Rican and love animals ! Especially dogs !!!You put Anonymous hmmm I wonder why no courage to admit who you are ! This is why I love dogs they don’t see color or race they love you unconditionally !!! I don’t care if you are white black , hispanic etc ! You mistreat an animal you are a freaking Bastard!!!

  2. His eyes speak volumes!! I would jump at the chance to take him if I were closer!! I pray he finds a loving home soon.

  3. Unless you are a NATIVE American you are an immigrant. Even Hispanics. As they are a MIX of Native American, Spanish (From Spain) and a pinch of black Africans. In Latin America the pecking order says the less African or Native American blood you have the better you are. Kind of like the USA. Racism does not know borders. Most every culture on Earth can be cruel to animals. Empathy knows no borders either.

  4. Wish I was younger. Have a 6 year old “daughter” and love her to death. Unfortunately I will be 72 years old this month and it wouldn’t be fair for me to adopt another dog. But God knows I wish I could.

  5. Although if I had my way I would mete out the same punishment to Ms.Carillo – loss of a leg – I do realize that will never happen. What in all likelihood will happen is any sentence she receives will be because of drug charges, not animal cruelty. I cannot understand why cruelty cases rarely receive sentences in line with the severity of the crime. I would be willing to bet (and I am not a betting woman), that the vast majority of people charged in animal cruelty cases are neither first-time offenders, nor unlikely to do it again, it’s habitual whether they have been caught or not. Think of it this way – allowing a dog to suffer as much as Peter did, is akin to allowing this to happen to a toddler. Both are dependent on us for everything. Sharing Peter with love and hope for a brighter future.

  6. What a sweet and beautiful boy. I am so sad for the abuse he suffered but hopeful he finds a loving home soon!

  7. And that is why I prefer the company of my dogs over others. What an addorable dog. I pray he gets the forever home that he deserves.

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