A Chihuahua puppy was shot through the neck with an arrow in Desert Hot Springs. Is enjoying life anew today with a La Quinta woman who adopted her and bring her into a new home.
They choose Lyn Thornton.
A bevy of prospective adopters one as far away as Thailand sought to take the four-month-old female pup home. Thornton retrieved her new four-legged friend Thursday from the Coachella Valley Animal Campus in Thousand Palms.
“I want to let you know how grateful I am that you chose us,”
Thornton said in a message to the Riverside County Department of Animal
Services. “After a lunch of shredded chicken, we took her home to meet her
family. She chose to play with her new brother on the bed. I could tell she
felt safe and slept very soundly.”
Thornton named the pup “Tiffany Grace.” A video of the two uniting
is available at :
Video of the pup, immediately before and after surgery. You can find it:
Tiffany was rescued on the morning of May 23 after a man in the 15500 block of Avenida Florencia, near Camino Campanero. Heard the little dog yelping in pain and went outside to investigate, according to Department of Animal Services spokesman John Welsh.
The man found the Chihuahua with an arrow penetrating straight through
her neck and called 911.
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They turned the dog over to a sheriff’s deputy, who then turn her over to an animal control officer. And after it, they move her to Thousand Palms. Facility for surgical removal of the arrow, according to Welsh.
He said that, amazingly, the projectile did not “strike the puppy’s
The canine spent the ensuing week recovering before being placed for adoption. “As much as I was very troubled to learn about what someone did to this puppy. I was equally proud that we gave this very sweet girl a chance at a better future.” Department of Animal Services Director Erin Gettis said.
The nonprofit Michelson Found Animals Foundation. Was appalled by the act of cruelty and has offered $25,000. The reward for information leads to the arrest and prosecution of the party or parties responsible.
According to Welsh, the Department of Animal Services. Has never received a sum so large to provide as a reward connected to a cruelty investigation.
Foundation founder Dr. Gary Michelson said.
“People who hurt animals are far more likely to cause harm to humans.” And “ while this is a sickening incident on its own. These acts rarely isolate them.
Gettis said she hoped the reward would “encourage someone to come
forward and help us identify who committed this terrible crime.”
PETA intends to offer a $5,000 reward of its own and the Animal Solutions Konnection ASK Foundation.
PETA intends to offer a $5,000 reward of its own and the Animal Solutions Konnection ASK Foundation. Also intends to offer a reward, in the amount of $1,000, Welsh said.