Update on Karma, the Dog Whose Leg was Sawed Off

11 Jun


  ♥ So happy for you, little one ♥

Original post:  Karma is the dog whose owner duct-taped her mouth shut and removed part of her front leg using a saw.

Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control has been caring for sweet Karma.  We were so happy to hear that Karma is doing well, we just had to share the news that she is now ready for a new home!  Here is an email from Palm Beach County ACC:

We wanted to share the latest on Karma’s story.

She is doing wonderful, has gained all of her weight back and has made a full recovery from having her leg amputated.  Our staff veterinarians decided a full amputation of the injured leg was the best course of action.  Karma has not let that slow her down one bit; she can run and play with the best of them!  She is a spayed female, mixed breed dog (American Staffordshire Terrier is listed on her paperwork), and weighs approximately 40 pounds.  We think she is close to 7 or 8 years old.

We have gained official custody of all of the dogs rescued from the cruelty situation and the county attorney’s office is handling the prosecution of the man responsible.  We are now in need of a loving foster home or permanent adoptive home for Karma.  She is wonderful with people, loves to have her belly rubbed and she’s always smiling.  She is slightly animal aggressive, so will need to be placed into a home with no other pets – this may be something that can be changed with proper training and socialization.  She is not aggressive towards people in any way.

I’ve attached her most recent glamour shots along with a ‘before’ picture so you can see how far she has come.  If you have any questions or would like to set up a meet-n-greet, please feel free to contact me.

Elizabeth Harfmann

Community Outreach Coordinator

Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control

7100 Belvedere Road West Palm Beach, FL 33411


P:  (561) 233-1222 F:  (561) 233-1234

Sweet Karma has been through a lot in her life, yet she continues to be a happy dog.  Please share this post, to help her find the loving home she deserves!

Here is the petition for Karma.  The next court date is scheduled for 7/12/12.



7 Responses to “Update on Karma, the Dog Whose Leg was Sawed Off”

  1. Kyla Connors June 12, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

    Oh my dear soul ! What on Earth is wrong with people? Were charges brought against this “person”?
    I’m very happy for this darling of a dog. They are so very resilient and forgiving, even in cases like this.
    Many thanks for whomever has adopted this dog.

    • Hand4Paws June 12, 2012 at 11:16 pm #

      Yes, the owner was arrested and charged. See the link at the bottom of the post for the petition asking that the owner receives the maximum sentence for animal cruelty. And Karma hasn’t been adopted yet, she still needs a loving family to make her life perfect (and theirs, too!)

  2. Arlia slaina June 12, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

    I am so happy to see karma doing well. Looks like she is a happy girl. May her old owner know the true karma in life!

  3. abbers June 12, 2012 at 11:59 pm #

    Why and how could anyone do this to this beautiful creature, innocent of sin and so full of love.????

  4. Sue McGuey July 8, 2012 at 3:06 am #

    Enjoy your new life Karma….I’m so happy everything is going to be wonderful for you!

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