Rescue group asks for help in case of dragged dog |

Rescue group asks for help in case of dragged dog

The Union staff

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Sammie's Friends is asking for the public's help in bringing the suspect in a dog abuse case to justice and is offering a reward.

On Tuesday, a pit bull was found lying next to the Bear River Bridge.

He had to be taken to the veterinarian immediately because all four of his paws were in poor condition.

It seems that someone decided to drag the dog behind a car, according to a news release from Sammie's Friends.

All four paw pads were completely gone, along with each of the dog's toenails, and he also had lacerations to his head and legs.

He was in so much pain and the injury was so bad he had
to be put under anesthesia to be examined, according to the release.

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Tar and rocks had to be dug out of his paws.

Through all of this, the dog — who has been named Karma by shelter staff — has still been the sweetest dog, aside from being frightened, the release states. Karma is expected to make a full recovery, but it will take time.

Sammie's Friends is offering a reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest of the person who caused the dog's injuries.

Do you recognize this dog? He is young (probably around a year old), blue and white, and un-neutered.

If you have any information regarding this incident, contact Animal Control at (530) 273-2179 or Sammie's Friends Animal Shelter at (530) 471-5041.

To make a donation to help pay Karma's vet bill, you can donate via Paypal at www. or mail a check to Sammie's Friends, 14647 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949.

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