In a rural area of Fort Worth, Texas rescue group volunteers from Dallas Dog RRR – Rescue. Rehab. Reform posted a very disturbing photo of Champ; a severely injured dog found wandering in a rural area late Thursday afternoon. No one knows what happened to Champ; the horror and disbelief of his story remains shocking:
“We literally sat back in complete shock, horror and disbelief when we saw his condition. What could possibly have inflicted that kind of injury?? Half of Champs face is nearly ripped off. His left nostril is missing and his jaw is shredded. His teeth look like they have been ground down. Is it possible that someone actually did this to him?,” wrote the group’s moderator on their Facebook page. “He has no other obvious signs of trauma anywhere else on his body. He is emaciated with his ribs protruding. We cannot bear to think what he has lived through. How much pain and suffering and neglect did he have to endure before he was found. We don’t even want to think about it !”
Advocates came together and quickly were able to network Champ’s plight from the local shelter. He has since been rushed to the organization’s partner veterinarian hospital where he is currently being evaluated and provided with the care he needs. How these egregious injuries occurred are not known.
“Katelyn CourtrightThank y’all for taking him. He’s from my neck of the woods. I helped network his original post from the local shelter. We speculated that maybe he was shot? Or this was the result of a fire cracker? Both are not unheard of around here but there would be pretty obvious evidence of either that could be found during an exam of the injuries. Please keep us updated on any answers you find. I would like to believe this was a terrible accident…. But sadly it was likely not.”
(Photo of Champ’s photo – horror and disbelief courtesy of Dallas Dog rrr.org)
Champ will require major reconstructive surgery if he survives. Veterinarians are shocked at the dog’s condition and the pain this sweet dog has endured. To help with Champ’s medical needs, donations can be made: http://dallasdogrrr.org/donate-online/
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