South Carolina Couple Charged After Starving Dog Chews His Foot Off to Survive

A starving Great Dane that was tied to a metal pole with no food or water reportedly chewed off his own foot to survive. South Carolina residents Jessica James, 32, and Skylar Craft, 38, have been charged with the ill treatment of animals, Fox Carolina reported.

The 6-year-old Great Dane was found in November by police after they received a call regarding a “very skinny” Great Dane that was missing over half of his back right leg. The owners claimed the dog was placed on a runner because he had tried to jump the fence. They were reportedly aware the dog was injured but could not afford to take it to the vet, Fox Carolina reported, adding the couple “gave conflicting accounts” of how long the dog had been tied up. The dog is recovering after several surguries. 

Source: Animal rescue: Dog found missing part of leg in Ware Shoals must have remaining portion of leg surgically removed | Investigations | foxcarolina.com

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