Injured Dog Seeks Help in a Pharmacy

by Melanie

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Police in Lilburn, Georgia are searching for the person(s) responsible for abusing a dog that sought help in a CVS pharmacy last week.  The pit bull is currently recovering at the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter, who is hoping a rescue will step up to take him in and prepare him to find a loving home.

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He wandered into a CVS and made his way to the pharmacy.  Police were called to report abuse to the dog, who was missing both ears, had a scrape across the top of his head and suffered damage to his left eye.  The pit bull mix, who is about seven years old, is well-nourished and he is not believed to have been on his own for long, but police suspect his injuries were intentional.  (No kidding!)

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Veterinarians believe the “From the opinion of the first vet that took a look at him, and the folks here that work with the shelter, it is abuse,” said Gwinnett County Police Corporal Jake Smith.  “We’re going to have a forensic vet look at him tomorrow and we might get a little more detail on the nature of the injury, but on the surface it does seem like it’s an abuse case.”

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The dog is on antibiotics and painkillers and is expected to recover.  Despite his horrific ordeal, he remains ever loving and gentle – full of hugs and kisses.  Cpl. Smith says he is not available for adoption at this time, but is hoping to see a rescue group take him in.  Any interested organizations may call 770-339-3200.