Owner Gets Jail Time For Not Treating Dog With Leg Infection | News
By Kiki Jones - email
SALINAS, Calif- Bono is living at The SPCA for Monterey County and he is looking to be adopted after suffering from a severe leg injury. If you are looking to take home the lead singer of U2 you will be out of luck because this rock star is a terrier.
Last month Bono was rescued from a home in Soledad. The SPCA got a call from a concerned citizen who had seen a matted and dirty dog that looked like "its leg was falling off".
Humane Officers went to the house to investigate and found the small, dirty dog whose right front leg was purple and black and had bone protruding through the matted fur. According to the The SPCA for Monterey County, the owner said that the dog had injured his leg a month ago and they were treating him at home.
Bono was rushed into emergency surgery and his leg had to be amputated. He was also severely anemic due to a flea infestation.
The owners also had eight other dogs that were surrendered, four of them were newborn puppies. The puppies were flea infested, extremely cold, and outside exposed to the elements. One puppy had dirt and mud around his mouth and was struggling to breathe, said The SPCA for Monterey County.
Rosalba Torres, the dog's owner, was sentenced to 20 days in jail and 3 years of probation.
To adopt Bono, please call the SPCA at 831-373-2631 or visit them at 1002 Monterey-Salinas Highway across from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. To report animal cruelty or neglect, please contact The SPCA at 831-373-2631. All calls are confidential. To donate to help with the SPCA's rescue efforts, please call The SPCA or donate online at www.SPCAmc.org.
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