EAGAN, Minn. -- To look at his sweet face you might find it hard to believe that someone, not only didn't want Tippy, but tried to kill him.
The black lab was found by an Eagan Police Officer patrolling a park in the city. The officer noticed a suspicious car in the closed park and went to investigate. While talking to the man next to the vehicle, the officer heard a noise from the woods. That's where he found Tippy lying next to a bat.
"It had an injury to its head and the officer started putting two and two together and eventually confronted the man who admitted to bringing the dog down there to off it," says Eagan Police Chief James McDonald.
But, Tippy survived and is now looking for a good home. Second Hand Hounds picked up the dog from the Pilot Knob Animal Hospital and will foster it until he can be adopted into a proper home.
Tippy won't be up for adoption for a couple of days, but you can fill out an application on the rescue's website. It will mean several interviews and an in-home meeting before the adoption will be finalized.
As for the man responsible, Eagan police have turned the case over to the City Attorney. He'll likely face a gross misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty.
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