A 3-month-old female pit bull puppy found with bleeding wounds in an apparent attempt to crop her ears was being treated Wednesday at the Humane Society of Missouri.
A witness saw the puppy dropped out of a car on Chambers Road near Riverview Drive in north St. Louis County on Monday and brought her into the shelter.
The puppy, named Gloria by the staff, is currently recovering from her injuries.
“This poor puppy endured horrific pain under what was surely inhumane, unsanitary conditions,” Dr. Mark Wright, director of shelter medicine at the Humane Society, said in a release.
Gloria is expected to recover after surgery and will be made available for adoption in the next several weeks.
“A human did this to her and we don’t want her to lose her ability to trust,” said Debbie Hill, vice president of operations for the Humane Society.
As far as the name choice, Hill said, “It captures our staff’s expression of love and support for the puppy.”
The agency’s Animal Cruelty Task Force is offering a $2,500 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible.