Tiffany Norton, a volunteer from charity that specializes in helping abandoned German shepherds in city of Mission Viejo, Orange County, CA could not believe her own eyes when Rocky, only eleven month old German shepherd was surrender to her after chewing off his back, right paw.

It was Sunday, November 9, when the pet owner brought Rocky to the shelter stating that he did not know why the dog chewed off his limb. After a careful examination, it became apparent that the animal must have been tethered by a chain or rope that closed off circulation to his leg and he had no other option than to try to free himself at any cost. ABS News reported that since it is illegal to tether dogs to stationary objects, the pet owner will be investigated by animal control officers.

Because of Rocky’s physical state, the shelter had decided to transfer him to Alicia Pet Care to get help from veterinarians. Maria Bromme, one of the professionals that took care of the poor animal said that after he came in and they took off his bandages, the view was truly horrid and heartbreaking.

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A German shepherd puppy from southern California