Puppy seized in Hanover animal cruelty case needs help

Puppy seized in Hanover animal cruelty case needs help

HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - The nightmare continues for one of the dozens of dogs seized in a massive animal cruelty investigation in Hanover.

The 68 dogs were found covered in their own feces at a home on Connie Hall Road in Montpelier. Now one of those animals, a 9-month-old puppy, faces a medical emergency.

The owner is devastated about this new development, and she is pleading for help.

"Part of her hip bones just haven't developed and she needs a full hip replacement ASAP," said Stephanie Furnish.

Even getting up and down off the couch can be a real obstacle course for Penny. Stephanie is now focusing on creative fundraising options. She says the surgery will cost $6,000, but she refuses to give up on her Penny.

"I adopted her, and she's got this problem now and I have to do what I can do to help her out," said Stephanie. "She deserves to be able to be a puppy."

The breeder was sentenced to 30 days in jail back in June.

Click here if you would like to help Penny.

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