Mason, a gentle 12-week old Blue Nose Pit Bull puppy, may have had a rough week, but one local person or family has the opportunity to give him a happy ending.
Although he’s a good-looking puppy, his story is not quite so picture perfect. An alert neighbor’s call to Michigan Child Protective Services (MCPS) regarding suspected child neglect at a nearby home led to the discovery of Mason, whose ears had just been cut off with scissors by a family member. After the MCPS investigator arrived at the home to check on the children, she heard from the toddler child what had happened to the puppy as well as the puppy crying. The investigator later called the Allegan County Animal Control (ACAC), to report the incident of the puppy. ACAC responded quickly and found that Mason’s ears were in deed removed and infected, so took steps to remove him from his situation. Mason was brought to the Allegan County Animal Shelter, where the owner surrendered Mason to ACAC. Wishbone Pet Rescue has since taken him into their rescue for complete medical care and eventual placement in a safe home.
Wishbone is an all-volunteer nonprofit group concerned with the health, treatment, and quality of life of the many pets in this West Michigan community. Based in the Saugatuck area, Wishbone provides rescue and rehabilitation services to animals in need, as well as public education about subjects such as spaying and neutering, breeding and abuse and neglect such as what Mason has endured.
“Despite this traumatic experience, Mason is recovering well and has a sweet, friendly demeanor, with all the puppy energy that a young dog like this should have.” said the Wishbone Volunteer/Foster Parent. “We gratefully thank the concerned neighbor who cared enough to take the time to call about the suspected child neglect. This helps our children and families, as well as their pets.”