BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT)- A small dog that was found injured in January's snow storm is now up for adoption in Independence County.
The dog is known as Sweet Pea, and was brought to the Independence County Humane Society months ago after being found with a terrible injury. She was missing her right front leg just below her elbow.
Humane officials believe Sweet Pea was caught in a wire or snare and it wore her leg off or she was trapped and had to chew it off. Sweet Pea needed anamputation so the shelter decided to fund the operation.
"It was a little bit out of our budget but we decided tospend the money and save her," said Bev Finch, executive director of the Humane Society of Independence County.
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Finch said 2012 was their record year. They were able to adopt out 746 animals.