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Dog Abuser Arrested after Vet Turns Him In

by Melanie

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A starving dog has been saved after the vet who was treating him turned in his owner for animal abuse.

The man brought in his five-month-old pit bull, Benz, to the Wauwatosa Veterinary Clinic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a minor wound.  He told the vet there was a small lesion on the dog’s tail that he needed treatment, and that he planned to breed him.

The man left Benz to be treated, and said he would return in an hour or two.  The vet was appalled by the puppy’s condition, and was stunned that the owner brought him in for the least of his problems, and that he could expect him to breed in his poor state of health.

She called police when the owner left, and showed Benz to them when they arrived.  He was severely starved, with all rib and hip bones protruding.  He had to crouch, as he was unable to support his weight.  He had open sores on his lips, and his penis was discolored and bleeding.

Police asked the vet to call them when the man returned, and to stall him without letting on that the police would be turning up.  She did as directed, and all went according to plan.  The police were able to take the man into custody without resistance.

Pictures of his lamentable condition were taken, and Benz was turned over to Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control.