Authorities Hope To Solve Mystery Of Injured Puppy Found Near Apartment Complex

Authorities in Gwinnett County, Georgia, are hoping to solve the mystery of who an injured puppy, discovered near an apartment complex in Duluth, belongs to. The pup, dubbed “Mandy,” was found on February 27 at The Columns at Club Drive (3920 Club Drive, Duluth) apartment complex – Mandy had multiple leg fractures and could not walk.

According to the authorities, a forensic veterinarian, and other doctors at the University of Georgia determined that the spaniel mix puppy had multiple fractures on three of her legs, as well as several broken ribs – the injuries were are various stages of healing and indicate that she may have been abused.

Mandy is still recovering from her injuries and she has been transferred to the Gwinnett Jail Dogs Program at the Gwinnett County Jail. This week, the Facebook page for the “Jail Dogs,” updated its Facebook followers about Mandy:

Meet Mandy. You may have heard about her on the news today. She is just a pup, and it appears she was abused. Mandy is currently recovering from three broken legs and several broken ribs. The fractures are all in various stages of healing, which means they did not happen by accident. 😔
A few weeks ago, Mandy had surgery at The University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital. To date, her medical care has cost us over $4,000. There have been several post-op complications, so the total cost to get Mandy back up on all fours is still climbing. Please keep this precious girl in your thoughts and prayers.

Anyone with information about the case should contact Detective J. Maddox at 770 513-5300 or Animal Cruelty Investigator Joey Brooks at 770 513-5700. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit You can also text your tip to “Crimes” (274637). Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Case Number: 17-020279, AC41405

Individuals interested in helping Mandy, and other Operation Second Chance Jail Dogs, can make a donation at this link.

Read more about the Jail Dog program here.

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Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.