KNOXVILLE — The wounds on "Boss" the pit bull hurt Leslie and James Woody, the owners of Break The Chain Pit Bull Rescue. The rescue travels all over the United States to find pit bulls a good home. That is exactly what they thought they did for Boss.
"We have home checks and vet checks," said Leslie Woody.
"We do work history checks and background checks for domestic violence," James Woody said.
All of those checks cleared a McMinn County man to adopt Boss in March.
The red flag didn't show until Boss missed two of his vet visits.
Three and a half weeks later after the adoption the Woody's wanted answers from the owner.
"He told us that Boss had an accident. We demanded to see him on Monday," Leslie Woody said.
"When I saw him I was speechless," James Woody said of his reaction this Monday.
The dog rescue said the owner first told them a tale.
"...that he was driving down the road and Boss did jump out of the window and then he took him to the vet," said Leslie Woody.
Then the rescue said the owner told the truth.
"He was tied to the back bumper of the truck. He was forgot about. He [the owner] got a phone call. He just backed over him and took off down the driveway and down the road," said Leslie Woody.
The Woody's believe Boss was dragged one mile and that the owner never took him to a veterinarian.
It was nearly 18 days later before the rescue learned of Boss' injuries. The Woody's rushed Boss to the Lenoir City Animal Clinic.
"He is on some antibiotics now, and the plan is to let the other small wounds scar in," said Dr. Tom Bradbury, a veterinarian at LCAC.
Bradbury will perform surgery on Boss next week to cover the larger wounds. The veterinarian does believe that Boss was dragged.
The Woody's plan to file a police report on the owner. They said their strict adoption checks will now be more tough.
If you are interested in adopting Boss or would like to help with medical expenses, you can e-mail your information to the Break The Chain Pit Bull Rescue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Article Courtesy of WBIR Knoxville)
(Boss Photos Courtesy of Break The Chain Pit Bull Rescue)
Boss has had surgery & is recovering at the vets office. The Woody's could really use our help with Boss' mounting bills. Please give what ever you can. Even a few dollars will be a HUGE Help!