3-legged dog survives winter, needs home

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.

Finch said she took Sweat Pea home with her so she could recuperate butunfortunately, she said she cannot keep her.

"I've got 9 dog and 1cat so she obviously, I would love to keep her but I cant, it's not fair toher," she said.

Finch said Sweet Pea is just like any other dog.The humane society has been trying to find Sweet Pea a home by posting pictures on Facebook.

"We just haven't had a whole lot of results, she just has such a sad little story and she deserves ahome."

If anyone is  interested in adopting Sweet Pea, be sure to contact the humane society at 870-793-0090 or you can call Bev Finch directly at 870-613-3045.You can also reach them through Facebook.

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Finch said 2012 was their record year. They were able to adopt out 746 animals.

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