OSWEGO, NY â€“ Rockford, a pit bull puppy, is on the mend at Fruit Valley Vet Clinic in Oswego.
The dogâ€™s previous owners brought their vehicle to Absolute Auto and Audio in Fulton for work.
Employees there noticed something wrong with the puppy and notified police.
Rockfordâ€™s jaw is reportedly completely severed; and is being held on only by tissue and skin. The animal is also malnourished.
The previous owners voluntarily surrendered the dog.
However, since they live in of Syracuse, the case will be handled there.
If Rockfordâ€™s jaw doesnâ€™t heal, he will require surgery that could cost around $5,000.
Anyone wishing to contribute to Rockfordâ€™s recovery may do so at Fruit Valley Vet Clinic, 7100 Route 104, Oswego.
A woman who answered the phone today at the clinic said the dog is doing fine but would give no other information.