Abandoned Puppy Rescued in Niagara Falls

6:03 PM, Apr 26, 2013   |    comments
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Rescued Puppy Now Named Gladys

Niagara Falls, NY - The SPCA of Niagara is looking for more information on the background of a puppy that was found in bad condition in Niagara Falls on Wednesday.

The puppy was discovered among garbage cans by disposal workers on the 600 block of 30th Street.  Estimated to be about 8-weeks-old, the puppy was found emaciated and dehydrated, and suffering from a broken jaw and teeth.

Shelter Director Amy Lewis said it's still not known what happened to the puppy. "We're kind of unsure of the circumstances surrounding her injuries," Lewis said. "We initially thought that she may have been hit by a car and then the vet had mentioned that the possibility of the injuries being inflicted by a human."

The puppy, now known as Gladys, underwent surgery and her jaw is expected to heal within four weeks. "A couple more days without eating, without hydration and she may not be with us," Lewis said.

The public quickly came to the puppy's aid. In just 24 hours, a fundraiser for Gladys' surgery had already surpassed the shelter's $2,000 goal. The shelter is asking anyone who may have witnessed an accident or has more information about Gladys to call 731-4368.

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