Scrappy: Bait dog ripped apart and dumped to die

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In Savannah, Georgia, the tragic story of a tortured dog continues to touch the hearts of animal advocates everywhere. Scrappy, as he has been dubbed, was covered in both old and new bite wounds. When discovered, he had been abandoned and left to die – had help not come in the nick of time, the dog surely would have welcomed death.

When Imagine Pet Rescue founder, Cindy McManus received the plaintive call for help last Friday, she was shocked at the dog’s condition. Scrappy had been the victim of dog fighting. The young dog didn’t want to fight, so his cruel owners used him as a “bait dog,” and Scrappy wasn’t ever allowed or able to fight back. Ripped apart, tortured, starved, infected with heart worms, and then he was abandoned.

“I sit here tonight and ask myself over and over ….. HOW is dog fighting EVER OK??? What part of us as human beings find this a ‘SPORT’ or ‘ENTERTAINMENT’?????? …. DON’T WORRY Scrappy… you will NEVER HAVE TO FIGHT AGAIN….. or be subject to the ‘human failures….’ YOU ARE SAFE now and we will HEAL your wounds…,” Cindy posted on the organization’s Facebook page asking for help to save Scrappy.

And in a personal message to the sweet canine victim, and statements aimed directly at the cruel people who inflicted this egregious cruelty, Cindy added:

“I have so little words to cobble together to even express what you have been through sweet boy… used as a BAIT DOG…your injuries made me sob… you sweet boy did NOT deserve this… all because you refused to fight… you suffered the ultimate consequences… your ear almost ripped off… your entire head mangled all because someone chose to “profit” from your existence… I hope they suffer far worse than you have… but Yes Scrappy… you are safe now… and loved and WE will HEAL you

Scrappy is currently at the group’s emergency veterinary partner, Savannah Animal Care. His recovery needs will be extensive, and it is estimated he will need numerous sutures to close the wounds on his face and body. Despite the pain and torture Scrappy has endured,  he showers his rescuers with love and kisses. Scrappy has forgiven and holds no grudges.

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Wishing you a speedy recovery. (Photos of Scrappy courtesy of Imagine Pet Rescue)

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19 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    Some despicable SOB did this to a loving dog! I hope they find the POS and make them pay the vet bills, then they can sit in jail forever! Poor Scrappy didn’t deserve this, I pray for his recovery.

  2. Linda Szymoniak says:

    There are some human beings who simply don’t deserve to share the earth with other humans – or the animals. The monster(s) who did this to Scrappy need to have the same thing done to them. They need to be locked away for the rest of their lives. Then they need to rot in a very hot place….. Prayers for Scrappy. Sharing in hopes others can help by donating.

  3. Marie says:

    Let them see how it feels to be left for dead don’t freaking baskets I hate people like that they are so f****** disgusting

  4. Roselyne CORNETTE says:

    Toutes ces sous merde devraient être condamnés à mort, ils ne méritent pas de respirer le même air que se bébé innocent. Il faut les abattrent, se sont des assassins.

  5. ellen filoteo says:

    what is wrong with those people so cruel …crazy .crazy so cruel of them the dog is so helpless and cannot say anything i hope those people who use him for bait need to be in jail .hte dog need justice they rip his body so bad .they are evil .bad people .

  6. Mary Ann Clark says:

    I just do not understand why these people can not be caught and executed! How about also executing anyone with knowledge of animal abuse and fighting who did nothing about it!

  7. Deborah J. says:

    Put the Dog Fighters in jail. They are a danger to society. I want their a=== in jail for what they did to this poor dog. Make it happen!

  8. Shirley Moore says:

    This is horrendous! Laws need to change to help animals that cannot speak for themselves! And like I always say in instances like this…the owner of Scrappy should also be tortured the same way as Scrappy did! There is no justice for animals these days, it’s like a slap on the wrist or a couple days(vacation) in jail or a small fine, wow what justice we have when it comes to our innocent furbabies. Prayers for Scrappy to get better & find his forever loving home.

  9. Kathleen Drude says:

    The things who run these rings have no honor, they are cowards using dogs to fight their battles because they are too afraid to fight themselves!


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