Severely Maimed Dog Faces Amputation After Cruelty and Abuse in Chester County

CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. (AP) — An unidentified individual is facing felony animal cruelty charges after severely maiming a dog in South Coatesville. The dog, named Ava, was found by a neighbor and brought to the Brandywine Valley SPCA in December. The neighbor heard Ava’s cries and reported the situation to officials with the Brandywine Valley SPCA Protective Services.

Authorities went to the South Coatesville home and found Ava severely emaciated with multiple brutal injuries. Ava had severe damage to one of her eyes, multiple older fractures in her leg and ribs, damage to her lungs, and multiple broken teeth. Her back leg was so badly damaged that it needed to be amputated.

Despite the trauma she endured, Ava has shown incredible resilience and is receiving the specialized care she needs. The Brandywine Valley SPCA has secured felony charges against the individual responsible for the abuse. Ava will be available for adoption once she recovers, and the organization is seeking donations to cover her medical expenses.

The case of Ava highlights the importance of addressing animal cruelty and neglect. It is crucial for individuals and the community to report any suspicions of animal abuse to the appropriate authorities. Ava’s story serves as a reminder of the resilience of animals and the dedicated efforts of organizations like the Brandywine Valley SPCA to seek justice and provide care for abused animals.

Officials have located and charged the person responsible for Ava’s abuse with multiple counts of felony aggravated cruelty to animals and misdemeanor cruelty and neglect charges. The BVSPCA is hopeful that Ava will make a full recovery and find a loving home once she has regained her strength.