CHRISTIANSBURG – Christiansburg Police are looking for the owner of a dog found injured early Monday morning on Roanoke Street near Starlight Drive.
The dog – a female toy poodle – was taken to Town and Country Veterinary Clinic in Christiansburg after animal control was unable to assist with the situation. Her severe injuries indicate a larger dog may have attacked her, though it is also possible she was hit by a car, according to Town of Christiansburg spokesperson Becky Wilburn.
Thanks to a joint effort between Christiansburg Police Department, Town and Country Veterinary Clinic and private donations, the dog underwent emergency life-saving surgery and is currently recovering from her injuries. Veterinarians at Town and Country report she is doing well, though she will still require additional medical attention.
“This is a fairly unique situation for the Police Department to get involved in, but it felt like the right thing to do to give her a chance at recovery,” said public relations director Becky Wilburn. “Because she wasn’t wearing any tags, we have not been able to locate her owner. Until then, we are referring to her as ‘Peeti,’ as in Christiansburg P-D.”
When she was found, Peeti had long, apricot-colored fur. She is believed to be about 10 years old.
“We’re hoping for a happy ending; that either her owner can be located or she can find a new home after she recovers,” added Wilburn.
If you have any information about Peeti or would like to help, please contact Town and Country Veterinary Clinic at 540-382-5042.
Those with information about Peeti or would like to help should contact the Town and Country Veterinary clinic at 540-382-5042. When she was found, Peeti had long, apricot colored fur. She is believed to be about 10 year old.