“The crop job on his ears looked like they had been done with scissors or a knife,” Tiffany Lacey, director of Animal Haven, told us a group that finds homes for abandoned dogs and cats. “And his canines were shaved down.”
When the woman who found him knocked on the door of the house, a family greeted her and explained that Totopo was being kept outside as punishment for chasing a chicken. The woman managed to talk the family into surrendering Totopo to her. Then she took the abused dog to her friend, Matteo Saucedo, who runs Riviera Rescue AC.