Puppy found with nose, ear cut off

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – An animal shelter is teaming up with Crime Stoppers after a puppy was found with its nose and ear partially cut off.

When the 7-month-old pit bull-terrier mix named "Rudi" was found on NW 10th Street in Oklahoma City she was bloody and appeared to have a nose cut off, as well as part of her ear, KFOR reported.  She also walked with a limp and looked "awfully thin."

"There was certainly some sort of trauma," said Julie Bank, director of Oklahoma City Animal Welfare. "We don't know if that came from a person or from another animal, but clearly she wasn't well taken care of."

Despite not having a nose the tip of her nose, Bank told KFOR she'll still have a sense of smell.  Rudi will go through foster care as she heals.

Until Rudi is in better physical condition, Bank said her animal welfare group has reached out to Oklahoma City Crime Stoppers in hopes to produce leads to the person responsible, KFOR reported.

The animal shelter first joined forces with Crime Stoppers in August, after it found two dogs had been shot.

"If indeed this was a physical act of animal cruelty where somebody did this intentionally, it's somebody that should be caught," said Bank. "We want to do right by her."

Anyone with information about the case should call Animal Welfare at 405-297-3100 (press 4) or Crime Stoppers at 405-235-7300.

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