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Authorities seek help finding person who burned off dog's tail

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More than 20 miles away from Highland Home in Crenshaw County, Viola Snow paid a visit to her little friend at the Clay Hill Animal Clinic in Greenville Tuesday.

"Hey Zoe!," Snow said as she hugged her injured pet. 

Snow's visit comes 3 days after someone either poured acid on Zoe or used a knife to cut her. 

"I went inside and got a light and shined it under my house and there she was. She came out when I called her name and I just about cried. I did cry. Her tail was just burned up," Snow recalled. 

Snow's daughter Helen Spradley, of Birmingham, still doesn't understand how something like this could happen. 

"I am appalled about this. Whoever did this is sadistic," said Spradley. 

Over the weekend the veterinarian amputated Zoe's tail, and there are more surgeries to come. As of now, Crenshaw County authorities don't have any leads. 

Viola Snow's has no idea who would abuse her pet, or why, but she is offering a $500 reward for any information that would help lead to an arrest and conviction. 

"I just feel like whoever did this doesn't have any feelings for animals," said Snow. 

'Zoe' will remain at the Clay Hill Animal Clinic for the rest of the week. The good news is she is expected to survive. 

Viola Snow and Helen Spradley say Zoe's vet bills are mounting and would greatly appreciate any help to off-set some of those bills.

If you're interested in making a donation, Snow and Spradley are asking you to contact the Clay Hill Animal Clinic in Greenville at 334-382-5209.

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