Injured pit bull Frankenberry recovering well, headed to new home

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By Erin Kennedy By Erin Kennedy

PHOENIX – Frankenberry, a 2-year-old pit bull who was found with a severe head injury last week, is recovering well and headed to a new home, Maricopa County Animal Care & Control said.

The clinic staff at MCACC have been helping care for and repair the male pit bull’s wounds.

Frankenberry was picked up as a stray near 51st Avenue and Thomas Road in Phoenix.

MCACC is not certain what happened to Frankenberry, but it looked like someone sliced the top of his head from ear to ear with a knife, Melissa Gable with MCACC said. The pit bull lost his ear as a result of the injury, but he is still able to hear from both ears.

MCACC is not sure if some injuries came from dog fighting, but the cut on Frankenberry’s head was not caused by another dog, Gable said.

Frankenberry recovered at MCACC’s West Valley Animal Care Center. He was held through last Friday in case an owner claimed him, but he will be adopted by his new owner on Wednesday.  

For more information on MCACC, visit https://www.maricopa.gov/pets.