Heartbreaking Story of a Maimed Puppy in Need of a Home

Miss Harper, a seven-month-old pit bull, had her ears and one leg cut off by abusers.

The worst of Miss Harper's injuries were to her ears, which were both cut off, and one of her back legs, which was also severed. (Photo: Heather Doyle)
The worst of Miss Harper's injuries were to her ears, which were both cut off, and one of her back legs, which was also severed. (Photo: Heather Doyle)

By Heather Doyle

A puppy who survived brutal abuse by the time she was three months old, is recovering and officials are seeking donations to help.

The seven-month old pit bull named Miss Harper had her ears and one of her hind legs cut off. She was found by Nassau County SPCA officials in New York in September with the devastating injuries.

"Her scars are most likely permanent, damage to her back toes is likely permanent, and she could have surgery to repair her ears, but it may not come to that," said Dr. Kim Barlowe of My Pet's Vet.

"Our main concern is rehabilitating her and finding her a good home," said Barlowe.

Miss Harper was the only animal found in the home and the people who hurt her face arrest and severe consequences for maiming the pup. The investigation is ongoing and officials are taking extra care to make sure no other animals are harmed and justice is served for Miss Harper.

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Head to the NCSPCA website here to donate to Miss Harper's rehab or if you are interested in adopting her.

. January 31, 2014 at 02:16 PM
Disgusting. The same should be done to them.
Shirley Dicktor January 31, 2014 at 02:35 PM
She was found by Nassau County SPCA officials in New York ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Why is this posted under Aliso Viejo? Patch is dead, get over it.
Linda Nelson January 31, 2014 at 06:08 PM
What's with this recipe?????
Marcie Kane January 31, 2014 at 08:07 PM
Horrifying. Whoever did this is probably on their way to becoming a serial killer.
NWBL January 31, 2014 at 09:08 PM
What horrible savages to torture an innocent, defenseless animal. I hope the puppy gets a good home.
J D C January 31, 2014 at 10:29 PM
5 minutes that's all I want. I'd PAY for 5 minutes.
Patti Sencabaugh February 01, 2014 at 07:23 AM
There are a lot of sick people in this world...poor dog.
Jamie February 01, 2014 at 09:27 AM
What is more sicker than this is the ones who defend such trash and the judges who let them off with a whisper light sentence!
Kaos8 February 01, 2014 at 10:12 AM
Absolutely sickening! @ J D C- you are totally right! I am with you on that one.! It is probably not the first animal they had done this to.
J D C February 01, 2014 at 10:28 AM
Yeah and wont be the last either unfortunately until they are just disposed of, like the garbage they are. And yes Jam, what next after they get a $100 fine, they move on to PEOPLE because animals are too easy? Oh yeah, we might violate their CIVIL or HUMAN rights if we punish them ACCORDINGLY! If they were HUMAN they could make that argument imo. Children, women and then animals in that order, HANDS OFF. COWARD TRASH like I said.Hey if these little punks want to kill, join the military, with ANY luck.............
macgeek February 01, 2014 at 11:31 AM
anyone that intentionally harms their pets are scum. they should be electrocuted. if you have a pet you can no longer care for or you don't want, donate it to someone. their is no excuse for intentionally harming a pet.
Party Plus February 01, 2014 at 05:48 PM
Cut off their ears and leg and let them see how it feels!
Keeping whats mine February 01, 2014 at 06:09 PM
When they are found use them for cancer research
debbie wooten February 03, 2014 at 01:16 PM
They are almost always laws pending in every state for tougher penalties. PLEASE research your state and see if you can get behind a bill and help push it. Until we have harsh MINIMUM penalties, such as minimum jail time, and fines that start much higher, this is going to continue. In my opinion, this should have almost as high a penalty as attempted murder of a person. These are innocent beings and someone has to stand up for them. I am one of the people. There are a lot, but there needs to be many more fighting for the animals. In a perfect world, we would string them up, and cut off some of their body parts, but I suppose that wouldn't be humane, but then again, neither are they.
debbie wooten February 03, 2014 at 01:18 PM
"There" not They


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