SPCA says puppy’s tail ‘grossly swollen, infected’ after home amputation
VANCOUVER — The SPCA is looking for the owner of an injured Doberman pinscher puppy found at the side of a road in Langley, B.C.
It says the three-month-old pup, dubbed Lola, was discovered on Sunday.
Prevention and enforcement officer Marcie Moriarty says Lola’s tail had been wrapped tightly with a plastic zip tie in what is believed to have been an attempt to dock, or shorten, the tail for cosmetic reasons.
Instead, she says the tail had become horribly swollen and infected and the thin pup was in a great deal of pain.