The puppy who survived the exclusion of its ears in a recent attack has found a foster home, according to San Diego County animal control officers.
The Labrador-shepherd puppy, named Sunny by staff at the county shelter, has not officially been put up for adoption in spite of a lot of requests from interested locals.
Veterinarians suspect the puppy’s ears were possibly cut off with either a pair of scissors or a serrated knife, said Animal Control Lt. Daniel DeSousa.
The department is asking for the public's help to recognize whoever may have committed this crime. A local group is offering a $3000 prize for any information about the suspect.
Despite his ordeal, Sunny's future looks brilliant. "He still cuddles up to people," DeSousa said. "It just goes to show you how low humans can be and how merciful animals can be."