A dog found on the roof of a two-story Hollywood building suffered a broken back and is facing permanent paralysis in his rear legs, it was reported Wednesday.
Milo, a 2 1/2-year-old shar pei/beagle mix, was found just before 7 p.m. Monday in the 1400 block of North Bronson Avenue, near Sunset Boulevard, authorities said.
The dog, who had been in the care of a pet sitter, was believed to have fallen or been thrown from an adjacent four-story building, according to his owner, Solomon Lee.
Firefighters used a ladder to rescue the dog.
Lee told ABC7 that an investigation has been started by police because the dog was possibly subject to animal cruelty.
The dog was taken to Access Animal Hospital in Culver City where he was being treated for an injured front leg and the back injury, which a veterinarian told the station could leave Milo with permanent rear-leg paralysis.
Solomon said he had hired a dog sitter through Rover.com to care for Milo during a trip, but when he returned, he was told the dog had run away. He and his girlfriend, who owned the dog since he was a pup, later found Milo on the roof, Lee said.
The dog sitter who lost track of Milo is no longer employed by Rover.com, which is paying for the dog’s veterinary care, according to ABC7.
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