Snohomish County Animal Control Services reports that the dog found on June 9 severely injured, dehydrated and abandoned on State Route 522 in unincorporated Snohomish County between Maltby and Woodinville is slowly recovering.
Everett, WA – Snohomish County Animal Control Services reports that the dog found on June 9 severely injured, dehydrated and abandoned on State Route 522 in unincorporated Snohomish County between Maltby and Woodinville is slowly recovering.
The criminal investigation of animal cruelty and abandonment has been challenging due to the lack of information on the identification of the dog, the dog’s owner or the man who was seen leaving her on the side of the road. Animal Control urges anyone with information related to this case to please call the Snohomish County Animal Control Tip Line at 425-388-3210. Tips may be anonymous.
The small, female American Staffordshire Terrier-type dog has been recovering at the Everett Animal Shelter from the significant dog bite wounds to both front legs and multiple bite wounds over her body. “We can’t say enough good things about the Everett Animal Shelter and the expert care this pup has received,” said Snohomish County Auditor Carolyn Weikel. “She is recovering slowly because her injuries were quite severe,” stated Dr. Lisa Thompson, Everett Animal Shelter Veterinarian.
The 3-year old fawn and white dog has distinctive markings on her face with short, cropped ears. She’s been given the name “Meadow” by the shelter staff. Meadow will be transferred to Pasado’s Safe Haven in the next few days where she will continue receiving medical care during her lengthy rehabilitation. She is not currently up for adoption, however once she has more fully recovered Pasado’s Safe Haven plans to find a forever home for her.
The only lead so far in this case was provided by the Good Samaritan who stopped on June 9 when he saw the dog abandoned on SR 522 and Paradise Lake Road. He reported observing a tall white male with a mustache wearing camouflage pants exit a black pickup truck that was parked on the side of the road. The man threw a cardboard box onto the shoulder of the road and then drove off westbound towards Maltby. The injured dog was found lying next to the cardboard box. If you have any information about the owner of the dog or can identify the man who abandoned the dog on the side of the road, please call the Snohomish County Animal Control Tip Line at 425-388-3210.