Thursday, December 29, 2016

MONTGOMERY AL - A DOG BELIEVED TO BE A 1-YEAR-OLD ROTTWEILER MIX WAS DUMPED OUTSIDE TAYLOR CROSSING ANIMAL SHELTER WITH MORE THAN A HUNDRED PUNCTURE WOUNDS...POSSIBLY USED AS A BAIT DOG...THEY NAMED HER "HOPE"



A shocking video shows an owner dragging his puppy along the street and dumping it outside a shelter.
Hope, a one-year-old Rottweiler mix, was found gravely injured by staff at the Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital in Montgomery in Alabama.
The puppy was barely clinging onto life. She had more than a hundred puncture wounds and her skin had been torn so badly that her muscle and bone was revealed. 



Staff believes that Hope's injuries were caused from multiple dog fights.
'She didn't fight the other dogs who attacked her, but she fought for her life,' Bullock County Humane Society Shelter Director Jennifer Gallagher told ABC.

The puppy was barely clinging onto life and had more than a hundred puncture wounds

'It appears her wounds had not been treated for several days, which caused the bone to become infected,' she added.
Horrific surveillance footage shows the moment that Hope's owner dragged the dog from the truck, by the scruff of its neck, pulled it across gravel and dumped it outside the shelter.


Video shows that Hope was so injured she just lay where she was dropped for three hours until she was discovered by staff last month.
She was given just a ten per cent chance of survival.

The pup underwent nearly $10,000 worth of surgery, blood and plasma transfusions and antibiotics.

Her skin had been torn so badly that her muscle and bone was revealed

Hope spent five weeks in the animal hospital's ICU but has now recovered enough to be sent to a foster home.

'Hope's condition was extraordinary, but it is something we see and hear about almost on a daily basis,' Gallagher said.

 'Dogs are found dead on the side of dirt roads or dumped in the river. Hope just happened to be dropped off with us.' 

'Twenty-four hours after she was brought in, we saw a glimmer of life,' Loch said. 'She was drinking water from a syringe and then two days later she was licking. She has come so far that you would really not know that this dog who is running and playing and eating  was at that state five weeks ago.'

'Today we proved love conquers all.'


Hope spent five weeks in the animal hospital's ICU after her severe injuries (pictured)  but has now recovered enough to be sent to a foster home 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you pit bull advocates! People like this could not do what they do without you!

Isn't it time to allow the pit bull breed to go extinct? Pit bulls are not the last dogs on earth. They suffer at the hands of dog fighters, as well as normal dogs suffering due to pit bull attacks. Unless you like animals suffering, there is not one thing pit bulls do that other dogs cannot. Well, besides being able to tear flesh off of living things. But who wants that in a companion animal?