On Tuesday, devastating news was shared about the 18-month-old puppy who was recently discovered with his tongue cut out in South Carolina. In a Facebook post, Noah’s Arks Rescue broke the news about Briggs to followers:
Beautiful Briggs has crossed over The Rainbow Bridge. He got well enough to get out of the hospital and come to our Rehab Facility. He had learned to eat meatballs but was having a difficult time drinking water. We had to give him water through his PEG tube which was working great. He was happy, and his weight was remaining the same. This morning, he did not feel well and threw up all of his food from the previous day.
Though the pup was rushed to the Charleston Veterinary Referral Center, it was determined that he was septic and the infection from his mouth was in his bloodstream.
The rescue group wrote:
We did Life-Saving measures to get him stable, and when his body would not respond, I knew it was time to say good-bye to dear Briggs. Each of us are devastated by the loss of Briggs. We never saw this coming and knew he would overcome this. Briggs knew how much we Loved him. His Life was never about publicity or attention. It was about saving this beautiful boy and giving him back his Life.
Briggs had been found on November 19 in York, in the area of Madison Street and Lowry Row. He was injured and had been left tied to a fence – it is believed that he was used for dog-fighting. York officials are investigating this case of animal cruelty. Anyone with information about dog fighting or knows anything about the past history of this dog, whose name was Kemba at the time, is asked to contact the York County Sheriff’s Department at 803.628.3059.
Rest in peace Briggs.
Prior article about Briggs here.
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