An investigation is underway after a Labrador retriever was rescued with what officials are calling suspicious injuries, according to the BC SPCA.
In a statement released Feb. 16, the animal welfare organization shared photos of the dog and asked the public to come forward with any information regarding the abuse.
“Someone had taped her muzzle shut, leaving cuts right across her face,” said Alina Wilson, senior officer of digital giving for the BC SPCA.
“Her leg had also been previously broken in two places and had healed incorrectly. Unfortunately, she will require amputation for her full recovery.”
They added that Buttercup, the dog, appears to be underweight and that they’re treating her for giardia, an invasive parasite.
“Through the love and care of our staff and volunteers Buttercup is on the road to recovery and is expected to be available for adoption in the next few weeks,” Wilson added.
If you have information that can help the BC SPCA in their case to find Buttercup’s abuser, phone their helpline at 1-855-622-7722.