Gwinnett Police seek owner of severely injured dog

The Gwinnett County Police Department is looking to identify the owner of a 6-month-old spaniel mix puppy. According to GCPD, the dog was found with significant injuries at The Columns at Club Drive (3920 Club Drive, Duluth) apartment complex on Feb. 27. The white and brown puppy, now named Mandy, was brought into the shelter by a passerby in the apartment complex.

“Mandy” Photo courtesy of Gwinnett County Police Department.

“A forensic veterinarian and other doctors at the University of Georgia determined the spaniel mix puppy had multiple fractures to three of her legs at various stages of healing.  The various stages of healing may suggest that she received her injuries at different times,” Cpl. Michele Pihera, public information officer for GCPD said in a press release. “Mandy also had a few broken ribs, and initially could not walk.”

Despite canvassing the neighborhood, members of GCPD’s General Crimes Unit could not find any information about her owners. Pihera said veterinarians performed surgery to put pins in the dog’s legs and she is recovering well.

Mandy is currently in the Gwinnett County Jail Dog Program at the Gwinnett County Jail and investigators are still looking into how she received her injuries.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective J. Maddox at 770 513-5300 or Animal Cruelty Investigator Joey Brooks at 770 513-5700.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit  You can also text your tip to “Crimes” (274637).  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.  Case Number:  17-020279, AC41405

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