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Oakland County rescues dog who lost his family and one of his paws
Break-up of family leaves Marley fending for himself
FEB 14 2012
http://www.clickondetroit.com/lifest...z/-/index.htmlWATERFORD, Mich. -
Oakland County Animal Control officials are nursing Marley back to health. The 10 month old yellow Lab was in a home where the family was going through a divorce. When police answered a call there January 26, they noticed the dog had an infection and the dog needed treatment. When they went back last Friday for another call, the dog had gotten worse. So animal control was called and picked him up.
Marley’s front left paw has been amputated. "He chewed off all the skin down to the bone, which is what dogs do when they have an injury or infection," says Joanie Toole of the Oakland County Center.
In about three weeks, Marley will be healthy enough for adoption and people are already applying.
The center is also looking for donations to help cover his costs. Two Vets did the 3 hour surgery.
Marley has a great disposition especially given what he’s gone through and will make a great pet, says Toole.
Animal cruelty charges could be issued against the family, but for now they’ve moved out of the house.
Oakland County dog Marley gets treated for infection
feb 14 2012
Woman charged with animal cruelty after 10-month-old yellow Lab loses paw
Waterford Township's Olivia Cortes found in Ohio, brought back to Michigan to face charge
April 12 2012
A Michigan woman has been charged with animal cruelty in the case of a young yellow Labrador whose front leg had to be amputated in February.
Waterford Township's Olivia Cortes was arraigned on a felony count of killing or torturing an animal this week after being found by police in Ohio.
The charges carries a maximum sentence of four years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines.
Marley the dog's story
On Jan. 26, Waterford Township police were called to a residence on Jay Street on an unrelated issue when an officer noticed an injury to the dog's front left leg. The officer informed the owner she must seek medical attention for Marley.
Thenm on the evening of Feb. 10, police were once again called to the residence and they noticed that the owner failed to get Marley proper medical care. The Oakland County Animal Control was called in and Marley was removed from the home.
Marley's leg was missing it's flesh, “Leaving nothing but exposed bone,” according to a police report.
He recovered and was adopted by the family of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.