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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Photo Credit: MSPCA

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  1. annie vallet says:

    save this dog !!and charge maximum penalty to his owner

  2. must put this abuser to hell now for tying this great dog up now to cause the animal to do this.

  3. Poor doggy! It must have been a living hell to have such a heartless and cruel owner. Please put poor Maverick up for adoption and punish his abuser heavily and never allow him to own another pet ever again!

  4. carol davidson says:


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