Puppy found with metal rod through skull

Ten-week-old puppy found with metal rod in his skull

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A ten-week-old puppy is doing remarkably well, despite being found with a metal rod through his skull. On February 3, University Veterinary Specialists detailed how the injured puppy was found:

The UVS Express Pet Transport was dispatched to Bentleyville, PA to assist with a 10-week-old puppy that presented with blunt force trauma to his head as well as both eyes. The proper authorities have been contacted, and an investigation is underway.


Despite the apparent gravity of the situation, the puppy is doing well after undergoing surgery over the weekend to remove the metal rod. UVS posted a video of the recuperating puppy, and a few words about the successful procedure:

We are so happy to share this update!
A successful surgery was performed last night, and the puppy is doing well. He has vision in one eye, and will need further monitoring to determine if vision in his other eye can be saved. Watch the video and look at him go!

Financial assistance for the case is being provided by The UVS Cares Foundation. Donations can be made to The UVS Cares Foundation by check or credit card by calling: (724) 717-CARE (2273).

(Photos via UVS Facebook page)

Doctors Successfully Remove Metal Rod from Puppy's Head

GOOD NEWS! Doctors have performed a successful surgery on the the puppy who was found with a rod stuck in his head over the weekend. A video from University Veterinary Specialists shows the dog eating after his surgery.FULL STORY: http://cbsloc.al/2l82UFX

Posted by KDKA-TV | CBS Pittsburgh on Sunday, February 5, 2017

13 replies
  1. Sherry says:

    Why don’t they say how this rod got into his head? Was this dog just found in this condition, i.e. no-one brought him in. Because I think ppl that turn dogs in need to be investigated more. They say they found the dog, when actually it was theirs, and they should be charged for the abuse and neglect. Too many people are getting away with this. I don’t think that’s the case with this dog, I believe they just found him that way. Sadly, you can’t find someone to charge in that case.

  2. linda says:

    Hoping for a speedy recovery for this pup. I wish there was more to the story about the POS that caused this injury to an innocent pup.

  3. Edward Nagle says:

    i think that get me so excited what a turn on with that rod though his head so much that i wouldove to return the favor first i will tie you down then take a cement rod and shove down your throat and out ur ass laughing the whole then for a special treat take dry ice and piecues in your eyes burning out your retinias so you can never hurt another animal again

  4. Denise Dreon says:

    On my local news, they stated the dog’s owner won’t be charged. But they never said if they knew who did this. I hope the monster is found & punished! This is pure EVIL.

  5. Susan M. Bissell says:

    This puppy was on the news in our area (Pittsburgh, PA) because Bentleyville is near here. The vet removed the medal rod safely, but the pup will be blind in one eye. I would REALLY like to know how this happened to this puppy and why, then put the POS in jail for many years, but you know Judges, the asshole who did this will probability only get a slap on the wrist.

    • Vicki Hood says:

      Agreed. Hope we are kept posted so we can get justice. That baby will never be really OK. Hoping for street justice if courts fail. What a brave, sweet puppy.


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