Lee County, FL-A dog that was found near death with its mouth taped shut last month has been adopted by a Florida sheriffs office and will serve as “spokes-dog” for its Pets on Patrol program.
Chance, a cur, will now go by Deputy Chance and will even have his own office at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
The PETA added $5,000 on Tuesday to the reward offered for information leading to Chance’s abuser after he was found with his snout taped shut. That brought the total reward to $8,000.
"This dog was on the brink of a terrifying, lonely death," PETA Vice President Colleen O'Brien said in a statement.
Chance is recovering after he was found panting, drooling, and nearly suffocating, his snout sealed shut with red electrical tape. The animal was found roaming through back yards February 26 in Lehigh Acres, malnourished, dehydrated and bleeding from wounds on his leg and chest.
On Wednesday, the Lee County Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook: “Chance is progressing wonderfully! He has gained weight, his wounds are healing nicely and he is beginning to trust select people.”