Savagely Attacked Dog Making Tremendous Recovery

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From the terrific people at Speranza Animal Rescue in Pennsylvania:

 

Headed back from Philadelphia. My stomach in knots and a lump in my throat over a dog riding quietly in my back seat….

She was brought in to the shelter as a stray late last night. Her body is weak and her dull coat drapes over the bones on her emaciated body.

However neglect is not the only thing you notice when you look at her. You see a victim of abuse. The cuts and gashes on her face are consistent with those of being cut by a knife. Her lower jaw has a huge hole in it, and the skin is dead, rotten, and invested with maggots.

And when I look into her eyes my heart breaks – as her eyes tell a story of a horrific life. Her eyes tell a story of a dog that was left to fend for herself. Her eyes tell a story of a dog that was abused and tortured by the hands of the real monsters in this world us humans.

I’m so sorry for all the pain you have endured. I’m so sorry for all the suffering you have gone through. And I’m so sorry that I can’t erase the memories of your past.

But starting today I make you a promise. A promise that you will have no more worries as to where your next meal is coming from. I promise that the only hands that touch you are those filled with love. And I promise you that the only memories from here on out will be happy ones.

Welcome to the family, sweet Madeline.

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If you would like to donate towards Madeline’s care, click here.

 

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Update from the Dillsburg Veterinary Center – October 2nd:  She has a great appetite. Eating and drinking well on her own. She has severe tissue loss and necrosis on her jaw. Facial lacerations that were sutured today. Severely anemic and weak. Prognosis at this point is guarded. She did have a microchip in her but it was never registered with owner information. At this point we can only speculate what had happened to her.

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Update – October 6th:  Today is a great day! Her prognosis was upgraded to good. Her blood levels that we were concerned about are heading in the right direction. If all goes as planned, she is scheduled for surgery next Monday. And most importantly, her spirits are up. Thank you for all who donated for her medical expenses.

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