ROANOKE, VA --
We were the first to learn of a Roanoke Police department investigation into a possible neglect case involving the Regional Center for Animal Control and Protection.
The investigation centers around a pit bull mix named "Trinity," brought into the Regional Center on May 29th.
Trinity's leg had to be amputated earlier this week after a wound was left untreated on her foot, according to Dr. Mark Wadstrom of Animal Care Center of Salem.
"The bone itself had been exposed long enough that it was dying and dissolving," Wadstrom said.
A vet at Angels of Assisi amputated the leg.
Trinity's previous owner is also under investigation after court records show she left Trinity alone without food or water at a southeast Roanoke home.
Trinity's health records show she was seen by a Roanoke veterinarian on May 29th.
While the vet advised Trinity's foot would need treatment in the long run, there was no mention in the dog's paperwork of any serious injury to the foot on May 29th.
A source confirmed the Roanoke vet's diagnosis is not part of the police investigation.
By June 9th, after an approximate two week stay in the Regional Center, Dr. Wadstrom saw Trinity and came to the conclusion the leg could not be saved.
The operations director at the Regional Center declined comment on this story, citing the on-going police investigation.