A puppy whose ears were cropped with scissors by his former owner in Presque Isle will be going to a new home, humane society officials said Thursday.

Tonka, a blue-nosed pit mix, was ordered surrendered by the court, said Presque Isle Police Chief Matt Irwin.

A family immediately came forward after Presque Isle police charged Joseph Davis with felony animal cruelty for performing the painful procedure at home without anesthetic or sedation.

Complaints about Davis first surfaced in February about a young puppy that was tethered with a large chain to a brick and forced to drag it through the neighborhood during walks.

Davis, 40, was charged with a felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals and a misdemeanor charge of practicing unlicensed veterinary services. Davis does not hold a veterinary license, according to police.

Betsy Hallett, manager of the Aroostook County Humane Society in Presque Isle, said a family came forward looking to adopt the pup immediately following Davis’ arrest.

“He’s actually in really good physical health,” Hallett said. “We have him at the vet’s last night for an exam. His ears have all healed.”

Tonka is expected to go home to his adoptive family Thursday, Hallett said.