Abused dog that needed amputation goes up for adoption Friday

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Jazzmin is an adorable 6-month-old pit bull mix who is now ready for her new home after getting fixed up at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.

Animal law enforcement says she was taken from her owners after they took her to a local vet clinic for treatment earlier this month. The veterinarian's office called Animal Law Enforcement because they felt the injuries were suspicious.

"[The owners] actually indicated to the clinic that they were trying to push the dog into a crate and accidentally snapped its leg," said Jamie Norris, Director of Animal Law Enforcement.

The Humane Society says Jazzmin had an old leg fracture healing improperly, a new fracture in the same leg, and what appeared to be muzzle marks on her nose. She needed an amputation.

The owners were charged with cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor. Animal Law Enforcement officers say a felony charge requires a higher burden of proof.

There are so many people who want to adopt Jazzmin, that the Humane Society is holding a drawing Friday morning for her adoption. If you're interested go to HSPPR's Colorado Springs Campus (610 Abbot Lane) at 11 a.m. to fill out an application. Staff will randomly pick a lucky adopter as long as there are no red flags. Her adoption fee is $300 and you must bring a photo ID.

A message from HSPPR:

"PLEASE REMEMBER, In the event that you aren't selected to bring Jazzmin home, don't be discouraged! Every adoptable animal in our shelter has a story. Every animal is homeless. And every animal is searching for an adopter like you! While you are in the shelter, we encourage you to take a look around and see the many wonderful pets we have in our building!"