The Pennsylvania SPCA is looking for information about a dog that was found tied to a tree at Pennypack Park in Northeast Philadelphia on Monday.
The puppy was discovered when the SPCA's Animal Care and Control team notified the SPCA's Humane Law Enforcement Team, who responded and immediately transported the dog to a shelter hospital for treatment.
Although they still referred to her as Luffy, the shelter staff then christened the dog Lavender.
Luffy was discovered to have a disfiguring facial injury, and veterinary specialists are currently investigating how she sustained those injuries.
Vets believe her nasal airways were damaged as a result of the accident, and there are no obvious nostrils on her face. They say she can breathe through her lips, but she may never be able to breathe normally again.
The SPCA's law enforcement team is asking anyone who may know her or have information about her owner to contact them as they strive to medically prepare her for her next stage of life.
Although there are still many unknowns regarding Lavender's life and how she was abandoned in the vast wooded areas of Pennypack Park and appears to have been left to perish, Nicole Wilson, director of humanitarian law enforcement for the PSPCA, said: "We know someone is out there." Who knows this puppy.”We are asking that these individuals do the right thing and come forward to help us uncover what happened, who did it, and bring them to justice.”