PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police have located the owner of a puppy that was found abandoned at a Pittsburgh animal shelter with two broken legs.
With bright pink casts on her front legs, Laney is now recovering with a foster family.
There have been plenty of unanswered questions since she turned up abandoned at a shelter a week ago. But the owner has been found and is now answering those questions.
Dan Rossi, the CEO of the Animal Rescue League/Western Pa. Humane Society, says the 3-month-old puppy fell from a window of a home, resulting in her injuries.
“The previous owner was very forthcoming on the situation,” said Rossi. “From what was reported, it was a very unfortunate accident that happened. There were five children in the house and one of them had opened up a bedroom window.” Without them realizing, the puppy had crawled out the window and fell to the sidewalk.”
Rossi says the woman reported to the city humane officer that she had tried to find care for Laney at three different facilities.
“The first place, she did get pain meds for it. They did x-rays. That’s when they informed her that this was going to be a several thousand dollar medical cost,” said Rossi.
The woman was denied credit to try and pay for the care and experienced the same situations at two other places.
“She really loved the puppy. By no means, this was not an abusive situation. It was a really tragic, unfortunate accident that happened,” Rossi said.
Rossi says they’ve had about a thousand inquiries about adopting Laney, but it will still be some time before she’s cleared, both medically and behaviorally.
“Before we start looking for the permanent home, we need to temperament test her. See how she is with kids, other animals. Things like that,” Rossi said.
While there has been a lot of interest in Laney, there are also plenty of other dogs and cats available for adoption at local shelters like the Animal Rescue League/Western Pa. Humane Society.