Tiny Francesca was found as a stray on Monday – and yes, it’s almost impossible to imagine how anyone could be so heartless as to abandon a defenseless and severely neglected puppy with an acute infection all over her face and frail body.
According to the Greater Birmingham Humane Society, Francesca was discovered by a Good Samaritan in Jefferson County, Alabama and brought to the organization for life saving care. Francesca faces a long road to recovery; she suffers from acute dermatitis, open sores and pustules over her face and body; many of which have become septic. No one can be sure what happened in Francesca’s short life thus far, but only extreme neglect could have contributed to the pain and agony this puppy has endured. On Tuesday afternoon, the organization posted the following update for their followers on Facebook:
Allison Black Cornelius: “She has a severe bacterial infection that could have come from an infected bite. Fleas. Wound. It is septic and resulting in large open wounds on her body. Very grateful to the Good Samaritan that found her in a Birmingham park and brought her to us.”
The puppy is currently in the care of the veterinarians at the Humane Society who are dedicated to helping Francesca make a full recovery and then be made available for adoption. Her recovery is expected to take more than a month, but hopefully this adorable pup will be ready to go home for the holidays.
Her recovery can be followed on the organization’s Facebook page. Donations to help Francesca are appreciated and can be made by clicking here. (or TEXT DOG or CAT to 52000 to easily donate $10.)
(Photo of severely neglected puppy via Laura Brinkman )