Recently, an injured dog, believed to have been a so-called “bait dog” used to train fighting dogs, was rescued by a good Samaritan who took the time to stop when she saw him along a busy road in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. According to Haven of Hope Rescue, the dog, dubbed “Herman,” was taken to a veterinary hospital where staff determined that he was likely a dog-fighting victim.
The non-profit organization explained the clinic’s determination, “Herman was examined by our vet friends at Britton Road Vet Clinic, and the Dr. called me a few hours ago to let me know that indications are he was used as a bait dog as his injuries are consistent with dog bites, and he was heavily marked with purple ink. We never knew that bait dogs were marked with ink.”
Thanks to the good Samaritan, Allyson Jackson, Herman is getting the care that he desperately needs. The rescue agency recounted Jackson’s good deed:
She found him injured, cowering against a fence near a busy road, and wondered how many people saw him there and kept on driving. She didn’t keep on driving. She stopped, picked him up and took him home last evening. When we saw her message asking for our help, and we saw his condition and that look in his eyes, there was no way we could say no, this baby needed help.
Aside from numerous injuries, Herman is suffering from malnutrition – thankfully, he is expected to make a full recovery. Follow Herman’s rescue agency on Facebook at this link.
(Photos via Haven of Hope)