A small dog, found with 19 stab wounds, was found at a church in north St. Louis County on March 13. According to a press release from the Humane Society of Missouri, the 10-year-old poodle mix, dubbed “Frannie,” was suffering from blood loss, shock and trauma from the multiple injuries to her neck, back and chest.
The shelter recounted how Frannie was discovered:
The Humane Society of Missouri ACT received a call Monday from the St. Louis County Police Crisis Intervention Team concerning an injured dog found while the team was responding to a mental illness call at a church in north St. Louis County. Upon arrival at the church, the ACT investigator found the wounded dog, covered in blood but alive. St. Louis County Police requested HSMO take the dog into protective custody for treatment and sheltering. Late afternoon Tuesday, the dog’s owner voluntarily surrendered custody of Frannie to the Humane Society of Missouri.
Kathy Warnick, president of the Humane Society of Missouri, commented on the cruel situation:
This poor dog suffered an unfathomable trauma. Our first priority is for her to make a full recovery. Our expert staff will do everything we can to treat Frannie and give her the love and care she deserves. In addition, our ACT will continue to investigate this case and deliver our report to the St. Louis County Police Department and the Prosecutor’s Office.
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