Quantcast

Animal Cruelty Investigation in Chanute - KOAM TV 7

Animal Cruelty Investigation in Chanute

Updated:
CHANUTE, KANSAS -


About a week ago, a man turned this unnamed puppy into Neosho County's Deer Creek Animal Hospital. He said he found it in its severely injured condition.

"As far as we can tell, the only thing injured when it came in was the ears so, we're thinking maybe it was for cosmetic reasons, just because there's no other injuries," said kennel technician Carly Mattox.

Some dog owners will have their animals ears cut to stand up straight. Vets believe this was done in a inhumane way.

The Chanute, Kansas police department is investigating, and while they were unavailable to talk on camera, they do encourage anybody with information to contact them.

Fortunately, the puppy hasn't let an act of evil break its spirit. The recovery process is going well, and this pup just wants to get out and play.

"For what the puppy's been through at such a young age, it's doing really good. The stitches should come out within another week or so. Other than that, the healing process is going good, and he's doing fine," said Mattox

The Deer Creek Animal Hospital originally put up a $200 reward for any information leading to the arrest of whoever did this to the pit bull puppy. But once the community found out, donations came in and now that reward stands at $1000. Hospital staff says the reward donations send a clear message: Neosho County doesn't tolerate animal cruelty.

  • NewsMore>>

  • CEO Resigns from Great Plains Development Authority

    CEO Resigns from Great Plains Development Authority

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 2:21 PM EDT2018-07-18 18:21:42 GMT
    Great Plains Development Authority CEO Daniel Mann's last day on the job will be July 31st, 2018. The board of directors accepted his letter of resignation at a special meeting on July 18th. Mann tendered his resignation on June 30th. The board delayed taking action until now in order to resolve issues related to Mann's employment agreement. The board thanked Mann for his dedication to the project of redevelopment of the former Kansas Army Ammunition facility. Under Mann's leadersh...More >>
    Great Plains Development Authority CEO Daniel Mann's last day on the job will be July 31st, 2018. The board of directors accepted his letter of resignation at a special meeting on July 18th. Mann tendered his resignation on June 30th. The board delayed taking action until now in order to resolve issues related to Mann's employment agreement. The board thanked Mann for his dedication to the project of redevelopment of the former Kansas Army Ammunition facility. Under Mann's leadersh...More >>
  • Day 3: Trial Underway for Last of 5 Suspects in Iola Murder

    Day 3: Trial Underway for Last of 5 Suspects in Iola Murder

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:39 PM EDT2018-07-18 16:39:58 GMT
    Joshua KnappJoshua Knapp
    Joshua KnappJoshua Knapp

    Joshua Knapp is on trial for first degree murder in the death of 33-year-old Shawn Cook of Iola, Kansas. Today (July 17, 2018) is day two of the murder trial in Allen County. KOAM/FOX 14 is there and will have the latest at the trial continues. Shawn Cook was reported missing on March 13th, 2016. His body was found on the banks of the Neosho River in Coffey County, Kansas on April 3rd, 2016. A preliminary autopsy showed Cook died from stab wounds. Five people from Iola were char...

    More >>

    Joshua Knapp is on trial for first degree murder in the death of 33-year-old Shawn Cook of Iola, Kansas. Today (July 17, 2018) is day two of the murder trial in Allen County. KOAM/FOX 14 is there and will have the latest at the trial continues. Shawn Cook was reported missing on March 13th, 2016. His body was found on the banks of the Neosho River in Coffey County, Kansas on April 3rd, 2016. A preliminary autopsy showed Cook died from stab wounds. Five people from Iola were char...

    More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-18

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 7-18

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:50 AM EDT2018-07-18 12:50:25 GMT

    The State of Missouri has revoked the license of former trooper Anthony Piercy.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

    More >>

    The State of Missouri has revoked the license of former trooper Anthony Piercy.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by Frankly, Inc. All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.