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Dog Needs Forever Home After Surviving Bear Attack

by Katherine

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Percival, a young Treeing Walker Coonhound, was found at the beginning of April with a horrific wound to his back in Ocala National Forest, in Orlando, Fla. A Lake County Animal Services officer picked up the dog and took him to the shelter for treatment.

Percival is ready for adoption. Can you help him find his forever home?
Percival is ready for adoption. Can you help him find his forever home?

Veterinarians believe the canine, possibly a hunting dog left behind at the end of the hunting season, was attacked by a bear. The dog was covered in ticks and had a 4 inches wide, 2 inches deep gash on his back that was severely infected.

Whitney Luckhart, a Lake County Animal Services volunteer was essential in Percival’s recovery.

“I was horrified. Percival’s back was just gaping open, and it was mess, so I felt really bad for him,” Luckhart told WESH News.

The volunteer helped nurse the injured dog back to health and fostered him until he became healthy enough for adoption. Now Percy – as my call the sweet dog – is ready to find his forever home.

His adoption fee is just $50 and inquiries can be made by calling the shelter at 352-343-9688. You can also stop by at 28123 County Road 561, Tavares, Fla., to meet the bear attack survivor.

Lets help Percy find the loving home he deserves.

Learn more by following Lake County Animal Services on Facebook.