Ware Shoals police went to an Edgewood Drive residence on Nov. 19 to investigate a report from a neighbor that a dog had chewed its own leg off after it had become tangled in a runner cable.

"When I approached the fence I could see a very skinny black Great Dane with an injury to his back right leg," the officer wrote in her report. "As he got closer I could see that over half of his leg was gone."