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Mother, daughter arrested after dog had legs cut off

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A Lousiana mother, her 17-year-old daughter and another teen are all facing animal cruelty charges after police say the back legs of a partially paralyzed dachshund were “sawed-off,” reports said.

FOX 5 News reports, the 50-year-old woman and her daughter told police their dog Buddy had been shot in February of this year.

Reports said they failed to get any medical treatment for Buddy, leaving him partially paralyzed.

Police said they were alerted of Buddy’s condition on September 25, and when police arrived at the trailer park where the mother and daughter lived they found that both of Buddy’s legs had been removed.

According to FOX 5, the woman and the daughter told police that the dog’s legs had fallen off after they had been bandaged too tightly, but a veterinarian orthopedic surgeon consulted by the sheriff’s department confirmed that the dog’s wounds were “maliciously inflicted.”

A veterinarian confirmed that the dog’s limbs were not removed by a veterinary professional and that they did not fall off naturally.

Reports said the 17-year-old daughter was arrested and charged with aggravated cruelty to animals and booked into the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center.

The 50-year-old woman was charged with cruelty to animals and released on a summons.

A 17-year-old friend of the daughters was also arrested for animal cruelty and later released into the custody of a relative, reported FOX 5.

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