This week, good Samaritans found a badly beaten dog abandoned by a Philadelphia dumpster. The Philadelphia Animal Hospital, which has been treating the injured dog, advised Facebook followers about the animal cruelty case:
The Animal Hospital wrote:
“The following photo is hard to look at but is very important.
This is a severe dog abuse case we are currently treating at Philadelphia Animal Hospital. Two wonderful people brought this dog to us when they found him tied to a dumpster and badly beaten, and we are taking every measure to ensure he gets well.”
On Saturday afternoon, Dr. Lawrence Rebbechi at the animal hospital, who has been treating the two-year-old pitbull mix dubbed Charlie updated the thousands of animal advocates following the sweet dog’s plight:
“Charlie is still resting. He is stable, but we are monitoring his condition. The wounds around his muzzle will require surgery. Unfortunately, we cannot proceed with this step until he is a bit stronger.
We have no way of predicting when we will be able to operate; right now we are just ensuring that he is comfortable.
Thank you to everyone who has expressed concern…”
As the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals continues to investigate the circumstances behind Charlie having been left for dead in a pile of trash, no new reports have yet to be issued, however Gillian Kocher, an SPCA spokesperson advises everyone to “stay tuned.”
Veterinarians still worry about Charlie’s ability to fight off the infections he suffers from maggots into his open wounds while lying in the trash pile outside of South 63rd Street. His condition is being monitored very closely.
“Charlie is alert and being kept comfortable with pain meds. He’s happily giving kisses and is even eating treats! He’s still got a long road ahead of him and more surgeries coming up, but his future is looking bright,” the hospital’s Facebook posted.
Please note that the Philadelphia Animal Hospital is not accepting donations.
“We just want to reiterate that we are not accepting any donations! We appreciate all the support, inquiries, and concern, but we encourage you to please send all of your financial contributions to City of Elderly Love: Save a Senior Pet!”
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(Photos of badly beaten dog Charlie via Philadelphia Animal Hospital)