Pittsburgh police are investigating after a puppy with two broken legs was abandoned on Tuesday.
The 11-week-old Yorkshire terrier was left in the vestibule of the Animal Rescue League/Western PA Humane Society’s North Side location at about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday.
The puppy was discovered by a clinic client and was taken to the ARL/WPHS clinic to be assessed by a veterinarian.
The puppy, now named Laney, was sent to the Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center.
The puppy was found to have two broken legs and a slow heart rate attributed to being sedated before being abandoned, according to a news release from ARL/WPHS.
Laney underwent surgery on both of her legs on Wednesday, and officials said she "did very well in surgery and her new X-rays look great."
Veterinarian Anthony Pardo said Laney is still very fragile and won't be up for adoption until she is fully healed. She will likely be fostered first, before going up for adoption, he said.
Pittsburgh police are investigating the incident. Anyone with information about Laney can contact ARL/WPHS at 412-321-4625, extension 317.
Pardo said unfortunately cases like Laney’s aren’t uncommon.
"It's probably every three or four months that we see cases that are abused or neglected or in some other way have been dropped off at a shelter,” Pardo said.
Donations to help Laney and animals like her can be made at
Pardo said as of Thursday, Laney was still very fragile and won't be up for adoption until she is fully healed. She will likely be fostered first, before going up for adoption, he said.
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