York, PA – A German shepherd pup who was beaten unconscious last week in York has recovered enough to leave the veterinary hospital. The pup, dubbed Chance, was taken to the Mason Dixon Animal Emergency Hospital after a man viciously attacked him.
The brutal beating last Wednesday left the pup with a fractured jaw, shattered eye socket, cuts, abrasions, and a suspected concussion.
Last week, someone called 911 to report the abuse. A police statement reveals what the witness saw:
“A 911 caller reported that a tall black male wearing a red shirt was ‘beating a dog to death’ to the rear of this block. Officers arrived a short time later and located the young dog- bleeding, seriously injured and unconscious, but the actor was gone. Officers transported the dog for emergency veterinary treatment.”
As reported by the York Dispatch, police have identified a person of interest in the cruelty case and officials are working to determine what charges the suspect will face.
Chance is continuing his recovery at the York County SPCA. On Tuesday, the shelter said:
Our entire veterinary team is focused on Chance’s recovery. Countless caring individuals have reached out asking to be considered to adopt him. At this time, we cannot place any adoption holds for him. When Chance is well enough to go to his forever home, we will share that information with our community and applications will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis.