- Seven-month-old Rudi was found running loose in Oklahoma City streets
- There was blood where her nose was supposed to be
- Part of her ear was missing and the extremely thin dog walked with a limp
- Rudi’s sense of smell is unaffected and she is being nursed back to health
A puppy was found in Oklahoma with her nose cut off and her ear sliced, and now her adoption center is hoping they can find her abuser.
There was blood where seven-month-old Rudi’s nose was supposed to be when she was found by an animal control officer in Oklahoma City.
Animal Welfare had received a call of a dog running loose in the street and discovered Rudi, who was also missing part of her ear.
Seven-month-old Rudi was found in the streets of Oklahoma City without a nose and her ear sliced
Rudi, a pit bull and terrier mix, also walked with a limp and was extremely thin. The poor condition of her teeth indicates that she hadn’t been on a good diet
‘There was certainly some sort of trauma,’ Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Director Julie Bank told KFOR.
‘We don’t know if that came from a person or from another animal, but clearly she wasn’t well taken care of.’
Rudi, a pit bull and terrier mix, also walked with a limp and was extremely thin. The poor condition of her teeth indicates that she hadn’t been on a good diet.
The Oklahoma City Animal Shelter gave Rudi her name after Rudolph, Santa’s famous reindeer who also happens to have a distinctive nose.
Bank said Rudi’s sense of smell hasn’t been affected despite her injury – and that her recovery at the shelter is going to be the start of a better future for the poor pup.
Rudi’s sense of smell hasn’t been affected despite her injury and now her adoption center is hoping they can find out if her injury was caused by an abuser
‘Now that she’s here we’re promising that the rest of her life is going to be a good one,’ Bank said.
Rudi will go through foster care and will be put up for adoption at the shelter once she is older and her physical condition improves.
Animal Welfare has since teamed up with the Oklahoma City Crime Stoppers in hopes it will lead to information regarding how Rudi received her injuries – and who may have given them to her.
‘If indeed this was a physical act of animal cruelty where somebody did this intentionally, it’s somebody that should be caught,’ said Bank.
‘We want to do right by her.’