A dog appeared in good spirits at a foster home on Friday as she continued to recover weeks after someone found her tied up in a dumpster in downtown Long Beach with skull fractures and covered in urine.
A Good Samaritan heard the 1-year-old Maltipoo-terrier mix, now called "Chloe," at a trash bin near Walnut Avenue on Dec. 8. She was rushed to an animal hospital and later transferred to Long Beach Animal Emergency.
Dr. Thomas Babcock said the dog suffered brain swelling and multiple rib fractures. She had to undergo surgery for her broken femur and had to have a titanium plate placed inside one leg.
Nobody has been held responsible for Chloe's abuse. Various groups have pooled a $17,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
Her caretakers said she continues to recover from her injuries and isn't ready for adoption just yet.
Additionally, those interested in helping Chloe or other dogs like her can donate to Fix Long Beach via www.FixLongBeachPets.com, PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org or Venmo by directing payments to @FixLongBeach.
Those with information that could help in solving the abuse case can contact Long Beach Animal Care Service’s Special Investigation Unit at 562-570-3086 or submit an anonymous tip via www.LACrimeStoppers.org.