CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. – An unidentified individual is facing felony animal cruelty charges after severely maiming a dog in South Coatesville. The dog, named Ava, was brought to the Brandywine Valley SPCA in December after being found by a concerned neighbor. Staff at the shelter found that Ava had been severely beaten and was in need of urgent medical attention.
Upon examination, the SPCA medical team discovered that Ava had suffered severe injuries, including a damaged eye, multiple fractures in her leg and ribs, damage to her lungs, and multiple broken teeth. Her back leg was so badly damaged that it needed to be amputated. Despite the trauma, staff described Ava as a fighter.
Authorities have located and charged the person responsible for the abuse with felony aggravated cruelty to animals and misdemeanor cruelty and neglect charges. Ava will be available for adoption once she recovers, and one of the staff members is fostering her for around the clock care. The BVSPCA has also posted a donation option on Facebook to help cover the numerous medical expenses that Ava will need on her road to recovery.
The case of Ava highlights the importance of seeking justice for animals who have been subjected to cruelty and abuse. It also serves as a reminder of the ongoing efforts to provide care and support for animals in need. The BVSPCA’s commitment to Ava’s recovery demonstrates the dedication and compassion of those who work to ensure the well-being of animals in their care.