Friday, June 25, 2010

Dog survives being thrown from fourth floor of Syracuse building

Robert A. Baker of The Post-Standard reports that a Pit Bull was thrown from a fourth floor window of a Syracuse building at about 7:30 this morning.
The approximately 1-year old Pit Bull mix suffered multiple injuries incuding two broken back legs, broken ribs and internal injuries, according to the report.
According to the report, construction workers witnessed the dog being thrown out of the window, but when police arrived no one was there.
The report states that the police have some leads on who threw the dog out of the window and that the investigation is continuing.
The dog was taken to a Bridge Street veterinarian, then later transferred to DeWitt Animal Hospital.

Update June 28, 2010 - Syracuse police say man dropped girlfriend's dog from fourth-floor apartment window

John Mariani of The Post-Standard reports that Ricky Coleman, 20, has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty, a felony, and criminal trespass in connection with the incident.
The report quoted Sgt. Tom Connellan: “This was the result of a domestic dispute, he and his girlfriend, and he ended up throwing her dog out the fourth-floor window.” 
The report states that Coleman was arraigned by City Judge James Cecile, who set bail and ordered him held at the Justice Center Jail on $10,000 bail pending a preliminary hearing Wednesday, according to jail officials. He remained in custody as of noon today, they said.
The dog, which was named “Peggy” by staff, needs surgery on broken front and back legs by a board certified veterinary orthopedist to avoid needing to amputate the rear leg. The operation alone is expected to cost $3,000, according to the report. Peggy is currently listed in stable condition.
The hospital is accepting donations toward Peggy's surgery and care; call 446-1200 or walk into the hospital, 5620 Thompson Road, DeWitt, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to donate. Checks should be made out to DeWitt Animal Hospital with “Donation for Peggy” in the memo portion.
DeWitt Animal Hospital veterinary assistant Cory Smith sits with Peggy, a pit bull that was thrown out a fourth-floor window on Monday.- by Michelle Gabel, The Post-Standard
 Rickey Coleman
 Update June 29, 2010 - Vet raises $3,000 for surgery for dog dropped from window

 John Mariani of The Post-Standard reports that DeWitt Animal Hospital has reached its goal of raising $3,000 for Peggy's surgery.
The operation is scheduled for Wednesday. 

Update July 1, 2010 - Peggy the pit bull recovering from surgery

John Mariani of The Post-Standard reports that Peggy is recovering from surgery to repair damage to her hind leg. 

Update July 5, 2010 - Peggy, abused pit bull mix, begins recovery and rehab at DeWitt Animal Hospital

Pat Steer reports from Examiner that Peggy has been returned to DeWitt Animal Hospital for recovery and rehabilitation for her injuries.
Rickey Coleman, according to the report, remains held in lieu of $10,000 bail pending a January 6, 2011 court date. He faces up to two years in prison if convicted.

Update July 7, 2010 - Peggy the pit bull's owner agrees to give her up for adoption

John Mariani of The Post-Standard reports that Peggy's owner has agreed to give her up for adoption. 
DeWitt Animal Hospital has already received about 100 adoption applications and will not accept any more.
Peggy is doing well.

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