A dog who chewed off his own foot trying to free himself is doing better, as a warrant was issued Thursday for Maverick’s former owner.
Back in July, Maverick began to chew off his own foot in an attempt to try and free himself from his tether at his home in Middleboro, Massachusetts. According to the MSPCA, Maverick had been tangled for a few days before a neighbor heard him and called animal control.
A few days later the 2-year-old long-haired German Shepard underwent surgery to repair his foot.
At the time, Maverick's former owner, Kevin Kennedy, was charged with animal cruelty and was scheduled to appear in court Thursday to be arraigned.
Kennedy didn’t show up for court though. Court officials issued a warrant for Kennedy’s arrest.
If convicted on the animal cruelty charge, Kennedy could face up to 7 years in prison or a fine of up to $5,000.