Injured pit bull found by Phoenix police to go up for adoption

PHOENIX - A 2-year-old pit bull is recovering from surgery Wednesday, after Phoenix police brought the abused dog to the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control clinic, Public Information Officer Melissa Gable said.

Officers saw the dog wandering around 51st Avenue and Thomas Road in Phoenix Sunday and took him to MCACC around noon, Gable said.

The dog looked like he had been cut by a knife from ear to ear on top of his head, which caused a lack of blood flow to his right ear, Gable said. The injuries caused the dog to lose that ear.

MCACC says he still has the ability to hear and does not think the injury to his head was caused by dog fighting.

The dog is loved by the staff, who affectionately named him Frankenberry, Gable said. They say he is very friendly and a good dog.

Frankenberry is available for adoption on November 15, but would need to come back to have his sutures taken out in a couple of weeks, Gable said.

To adopt Frankenberry call 602-506-3471.

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