Sergeant Carl Bragg of the Blanco Police Department was called to the scene of a burglary on June 28, only to find that nothing had been stolen. The victims said that they still had all of their valuables, however, there was another victim that needed serious medical attention.
The family’s pet, a four pound Schnauzer mix was taken to the Kendalia Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation center, and then taken to San Antonio where it was first treated.
Based on his injuries, doctors determined that he had been thrown against a wall repeatedly, had hot water poured over it, and had nearly been drowned.
After incurring more than $300 in medical bills, the puppy was released to its owner.
On July 4, Officer Bragg was called out once again on a burglary, to the same residence, to find a repeat of the same scene that he encountered on June 28.
The small puppy was again beaten by an intruder, but this time was so severely beaten that doctors were unsure whether he would live or not.
He was taken to a vet in Austin where he was nicknamed “Phoenix”.
While there, he received an IV and a feeding tube.
The list of injuries that he presented is a long one, including his abdomen being full of fluid, pulmonary bulla, bulla may rupture, causing pneumothorax (collapsed lung), he has head trauma, tetanus, muscle spasms and tremors, neurologically abnormal, and scieral hemorrhage.
The vet bills have already reached well over $1200.
The puppy has been released, but is still in serious condition.
Sergeant Carl Bragg is investigating this case and is determined to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
They face a felony charge, for the burglary of a residence, and a Class A misdemeanor for animal cruelty.
Sergeant Bragg has suspects already, but is still gathering evidence.
If you have any information, or would like to make a donation to help this family with the vet bills, please call Sergeant Bragg at 830-833-4525.