PHOENIX, Ariz. (FOX 10) - Binx the puppy was very under weight when he was brought into Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, but it was what staff noticed that may have given Binx a second chance at life.
When you look at Binx the pup, it seems as if he is only weeks old, because of how small he is, but he's actually six months.
He was brought in after being found by people near Indian School Road and 17th Avenue.
"They found the puppy laying by their property, we can tell that he was in bad shape, malnourished, very small," said Jose Santiago with Maricopa County Animal Care and Control.
Staff started to notice Binx wasn't eating and was getting smaller as they days went by.
"At that point, we took him into the vet's office and we noticed he had severe damage to his jaw," said Santiago. "The fact that he's so small and skinny we're thinking it's because he can't eat properly."
MCACC says they don't know if the jaw injury is human caused or from an attack from another animal. Either way, Binx will be getting cared for and put back in good shape.
"He's going to go into medical foster right now he will have to be kept immobile as possible, once he reaches a better weight we will have surgery to perform on him to repair the jaw, then put him up for adoption," explained Santiago.
MCACC says they are doing their own investigation to find out what happened to Binx, beginning with speaking to the people who found him to see if he is from that neighborhood.
Binx will be up for adoption once he is well.