A young pup, dubbed “Chandler,” was mutilated and left for dead in a park on Detroit’s east side. The severely injured gray and white pit bull puppy was found in Detroit’s Chandler Park and taken under the wing of Detroit Dog Rescue.
On May 12, the rescue agency introduced Facebook followers to the injured puppy, and offered their speculation about how and why he was maimed:
We’ve blurred out some of his injuries, because we know it’s graphic. LittleChandler was mutilated by possibly a botched neuter gone so wrong. He has a scar on his abdomen, his genitals are completely ungloved and hanging out of his abdomen. The surgery to reattach his penis so he can eliminate, wound care, and more, will cost approximately $5,000.
On May 13, the rescue group updated followers about the injured puppy’s condition:
Chandler remains stable and is doing great! His wounds have been cleaned and are now free from necrotic and infected tissue. However, we ran into a problem. So much of the tissue was damaged as a result of this mutilation, that he has no skin in the area to close the wound. As we prepChandler for his big surgery, it has become apparent that he will need a skin graft too.
This requires extra preparation, medical care, and extra time in the intensive care unit. As a result, we have increased his GoFundMe for anyone that is interested in helping Chandler. This increase will cover anything he needs for his skin graft and surgery. We plan to use all of the donations gifted to his GoFundMe for only Chandler‘s care.
As of Monday, the GoFundMe account for Chandler’s veterinary costs had reached nearly $20,000. Click here to read more and/or donate.
A $2,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for Chandler’s injuries. The rescue group added:
If you know anything about who hurt me, or if you find any of my siblings in Chandler Park, please reach out to Detroit Dog Rescue right away at .email@example.com
Find Detroit Dog Rescue on Facebook here.
(Detroit Dog Rescue Images)
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