Tarana: Found on a doorstep where she crawled to rest

On Saturday, a very sick dog was brought to the Charleston Animal Society in Charleston, South Carolina by the local animal control. A Good Samaritan found her near her doorstep on Johns Island; the woman called for help. Perhaps the injured dog had been dropped off by some heartless owner or had she crawled up to the doorstep hoping someone would help her? When discovered, the dog was too weak to stand and could even lift her head.

The shelter has named the dog Tarana – in honor of Tarana Burke, the woman who started the ME TOO(#MeToo) movement more than a decade ago. Rushed to Veterinarian Specialty Care, the young dog has two deep wounds on her back legs possibly caused by constant pressure which may have burst. Tragically the wounds are so deep, the tendons in her legs are exposed. Also, Tarana has a deep wound on her chest with old sutures possibly from having been spayed or a C-section performed to remove puppies.

Both anemic and covered in parasites, what a tragic story this dog could tell if able to speak. For now she remains in guarded condition, and her prognosis is unknown. An ultrasound has been performed looking for a uterine infection or possible issues in her stomach.

Check out her video when first brought into the Charleston Animal Society on Saturday:

Update LIVE we are transporting this girl to Veterinary Specialty Care – SC we have done a heartworm test which was negative and a Parvo test also negative fecal float for parasites tested positive for hookworms blood pressure is very low she ate a bit this am! Yesterday a very sick Dog was brought into our Shelter! Everyday animals arrive at our doors some broken having been hit by cars, sick with heart worm some near death. This angel (we nicknamed her Tarana) was brought to Charleston Animal Society by Charleston County animal control from a home on Johns Island. A Good Samaritan found her near her doorstep and called for help. Tarana the injured/sick dog has two deep wounds on her back Legs which our veterinarian assessed to possibly be pressure sores that may have burst! Her wounds are so deep that you can see the tendons in her legs. She has a terrible wound on her chest and old sutures (which we removed) in her abdomen from a possible Spay or a C-section to remove puppies. She is anemic and parasite riddled. Our team used an ultrasound machine to look for infection in her uterus and possible problems in her stomach. She is resting now but her prognosis is guarded. Please donate today to help us heal Tarana, Lil Buck the dog shot with buckshot and the small kitten who came in three days ago with a dangling broken leg! You are how we stay a No Kill Community! Www.charlestonanimalsociety.org/Tobys-Fund #adoptatcas #Tobysfund #sickdog

Posted by Charleston Animal Society on Saturday, December 30, 2017

 

Update: “A heartworm test was negative and a Parvo test was also negative. A fecal float for parasites tested positive for hookworms; blood pressure is very low she ate a bit this am.”

“New Years Eve UPDATE on “Tarana” the very sick Dog found, unable to stand, on Johns Island! She made it through the night! They are working on her right now at Veterinary Specialty Care – SC! She is receiving a blood transfusion and has been administered antibiotics for the infection raging in her body!”

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11 replies
  1. Helen says:

    Many thanks to the Good Samaritan who got medical help for Tarana. There are still good people in this world. Tarana didn’t get this way by herself. I hope authorities make an effort to find what happened to this sweet pup.
    Please update on Tarana’s condition.

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  2. Adrienne says:

    Pray this pup survives all that she has and is going through. She deserves a loving, caring home that she can live in for the remainder of her life. Whatever brought her to this point, she is a fighter, and hopefully, day by day, will get stronger and pull through this. Looks like she was tortured/abused. Glad she was found and the woman did the right thing by calling for help.

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  3. PAMELA D says:

    IT SICKENS ME KNOWING SCUMBAGS TAKE ON ANIMALS AND TREAT THEM LIKE SHIT!!!
    WHAT THEY DO TO ANIMALS NEEDS TO BE DONE TO THEM. TOO MANY COWARDS IN THIS WORLD WHO SEEM TO ENJOY THIS TORTURING THEM. I WOULDN’T THINK TWICE ABOUT TORTURING A SUBHUMAN HURTING ANIMALS. AS A MATTER OF FACT I WOULD GET ENJOYMENT OUT OF IT JUST LIKE THEM ENJOYING HURTING ANIMALS WITH NO DAMN HEART. I HATE THESE ABUSERS MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THE WORLD USELESS BASTARDS.

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    • Patricia says:

      Totally agree and I think PEER justice would work beautifully in punishing the perpetrators who hurt animals..just beat the crap out of them, dump them in forest somewhere with no help and let experience what they’ve inflicted on animals and other humans.

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  4. Bunny Peters says:

    Tarana is absolutely beautiful and what we know of her is absolutely heartbreaking!!!!!

    The POS’s who mistreated her and abandoned her will all burn in Hell forever for their cruelty……. here’s hoping they get there ASAP, after suffering terrible deaths….. alone, afraid and worst of all unloved, by EVERYONE…….

    I wish Tarana were in Northern California….. my husband and I would welcome her and she would be a beloved family member……

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  5. vicki hood says:

    Looking for any news on this innocent. Thanks to good samaritan Thanks to the vet who is helping her with all of the problems. Begging for investigation and prosecution of the perp that hurt her so and left her in such horrible pain. I despise abusers. Possible reward set up? I would certainly contribute.

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