PHOENIX - The Phoenix Dog Cat Bird Hospital said a husky puppy is "fighting strong" after it was brought the a Maricopa County animal shelter with his skull bashed in.
The Maricopa County Animal Care and Control said a 2-month-old husky puppy was brought to the shelter with its skull bashed in Friday night.
MCACC relayed information from the hospital through a Facebook post Sunday regarding the puppy's progress.
"His swelling has continued to diminish and he's better able to stand this morning," the post read. "His eyes are no longer swollen shut but it appears that the impact broke not only the top of skull but the bottom as well which will likely make our boy unable to see again."
The puppy was also alert and vocal Sunday morning, which are signs that the dog has nerve feeling, according to MCACC.
The shelter is working with the Phoenix Police Department to find the person responsible for the abuse. According to a Facebook post, the people who surrendered the dog gave false information.
Doctors with the animal hospital and MCACC staff have said the puppy's abuse was human caused.
The husky, affectionately called "BB Bear" captured the hearts of many Saturday who learned of the puppy's trauma through 12 News' social media posts.
Police are still searching for answers. Anyone with information can call Maricopa County Animal Care and Control at 602-506-7387 or the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151.
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