A Chow Chow dubbed Marley by the Charleston Animal Society ,was found nearly dead on Tuesday tied to a fence on Garrett Avenue in North Charleston, and authorities are asking for the public’s help finding whomever abandoned her in such neglected condition. The emaciated dog was covered in fleas and ants; she couldn’t stand and at first rescuers thought she was dead.
According to the rescue organization, Marley is now receiving advanced veterinary care and is listed in stable condition. She is 25% under her normal body weight; she currently weighs 31-pounds and should weigh 40-pounds. The dog estimated to be two to three-years of age underwent a blood transfusion; when found her lips and guns were nearly white indicating anemia. By Wednesday morning, however the dog had already been responding to the excellent care and seemed bright and alert.
“We need the public’s help to find out what happened,” stated Charleston Animal Society Director of Anti-Cruelty & Outreach Aldwin Roman on the organization’s Facebook page. “This didn’t happen overnight; someone must know something.”
Charleston Animal Society wants struggling pet owners to know there are resources to help if they can’t afford to feed or care for their pets:
· The Animal Resource Center (www.CharlestonAnimalSociety.org/getpethelp): This is an online resource center for animal owners that will help solve a variety of issues.
· Charleston Animal Society Food Bank: In 2016, Charleston Animal Society provided 55,000-pounds of food to families in need.
· Visit Charleston Animal Society: We can help find solutions for pet owners, in a judgment-free environment.
Anyone with information is asked to call Animal Control at 843.740.2815 or Crime Stoppers at 843.554.1111.
(Marley found in North Charleston photos and video courtesy of Charleston Animal Society)
Watch Marley’s video here: