Abandoned Dog Fights for her Life

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A desperate fight is on at an animal hospital in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  Dr. David Barkman at the Highland Animal Hospital has improved her status to “hopeful,” but she is no where near out of the woods just yet.

Someone apparently had left the dog, now dubbed Precious, for dead.  She had been found a few days ago by a couple passing by.  They said the dog had been locked in the crawlspace of an abandoned home.

She weighs less than 23 pounds.  Way under weight for a dog of her breed.

Dr. Barkman said, “We are hoping that we make it through, but we have got intestinal parasites, hookworms, heartworms, and positive for Lyme disease.  She has got a long way to go, but we are pulling for her.”

The next few days are critical for Precious, and even though the general prognosis seems grim at the moment, with some love and care, she can be brought back to her former self.  Hopefully then, a good forever home can be found for her.

As for now, a local rescue group are picking up the medical bills.  The final cost of care still isn’t fully known.  If you’d like to find out more, you can click here and go to the Highland Animal Hospital’s website.  If you’d like to see their Facebook page, click here.

251 thoughts on “Abandoned Dog Fights for her Life”

  1. Has anyone seen an update on this poor dog? I looked on multiple websites but have not been able to find anything.

  2. Locked in a crawl space? The level of sadism and brutality that was inflicted on that poor dog – there are not enough words. Fingers crossed she recovers and I hope that by some miracle they find the bastards who did it and send them away.


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