Justice for Dog Who Nearly Amputated His Own Foot to Escape Confinement


Target: Timothy J. Cruz, District Attorney of Middleboro

Goal: Punish the owner who reportedly tethered a dog for days, forcing him to chew off his own foot to escape.

A dog nearly chewed off his own foot in a desperate attempt to escape confinement. Authorities stated that the dog was tethered for days, possibly weeks. Demand the maximum penalty in this case.

It is being called one of the worst cases of animal neglect in Massachusetts. Maverick, a German shepherd, chewed a severe wound into his right rear leg in a desperate attempt to free himself. His owner reportedly placed the tether on his foot and did not remove it for at least a day. The tether twisted, causing pain so severe that Maverick felt amputation was his only option.

Maverick will soon have surgery in a last ditch effort to save his foot. Sign below and demand the maximum penalty in this case.


Dear District Attorney Cruz,

A dog went to extreme measures to free himself from a tether, nearly amputating his own foot. His owner allegedly left him tethered for days at a time. We demand that you recommend the maximum penalty in this case.

Maverick tried everything to escape his painful confinement, even attempting to chew off his own foot. He reportedly battled with a twisted tether for at least a day before authorities found him. Rope burns and scars on his other legs indicate that he has been entangled in his leash many times in the past.

Maverick’s owner has been charged with felony animal cruelty and is awaiting arraignment. We demand that you seek the maximum penalty in this case.


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  1. Rhona LaBruzzo says:

    Please make sure this ‘human’ does jail time and pays for all vet bills. The max for this moron. Clearly this bum should never own another pet.

  2. Todd Fletcher says:

    The owner needs to get locked up for a long time. Dumb ass POS!!!!!!!!!

  3. Beth Knafla says:

    ATTORNEY CRUZ, are YOU prosecuting or allowing this to happen over and over! When are these people going to get what they deserve!

  4. Jacqueline Thurlow says:

    This is horrific and so sad, this evil, cruel, sadistic, barbaric, torturous, sick, scumbag monster that tethered this poor innocent and defenceless, furbaby like this should be jailed for a very long time and never allowed to own or be near any other animals again.

  5. Phil Baragon says:

    The animal who tethered this dog by his leg is a sick f . He does not need to own a living creature but chose to in order to torture this pour creature. Sick miscreant ins like this brain dead human deserve jail time for violent crimes. Make no mistake this man probably has other run ins with the law and animal control. One sick f to find something to torture!!

  6. This evil monster should be “tethered” in JAIL for a long time and be banned from having or be near any living being.

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