In a rural area of Fort Worth, Texas rescue group volunteers from Dallas Dog RRR – Rescue. Rehab. Reform posted a very disturbing photo of Champ; a severely injured dog found wandering in a rural area late Thursday afternoon. No one knows what happened to Champ; the horror and disbelief of his condition was shocking:
“We literally sat back in complete shock, horror and disbelief when we saw his condition. What could possibly have inflicted that kind of injury?? Half of Champs face is nearly ripped off. His left nostril is missing and his jaw is shredded. His teeth look like they have been ground down. Is it possible that someone actually did this to him?,” wrote the group’s moderator on their Facebook page. “He has no other obvious signs of trauma anywhere else on his body. He is emaciated with his ribs protruding. We cannot bear to think what he has lived through. How much pain and suffering and neglect did he have to endure before he was found. We don’t even want to think about it !”
On Saturday, Champ’s past is slowly being pieced together, and what happened to this sweet dog is heartbreaking as there is significant damage to the left side of his mouth.
“His teeth and cheekbone are fractured along with severe internal and external tissue damage. His cheek is completely separated from his gums and he is going to need surgery to remove the teeth that were impacted along with reconnecting everything that is completely blown apart,” the rescue group posted on their Facebook page to update their followers.
And how did Champ wind up this way? According to the dog’s veterinarian team, the damage was not done in a dog fighting arena; the injuries were done from the inside out. Most likely someone exploded a firecracker inside of Champ’s mouth, and this dog has been described as so loving to everyone he meets and non-reactive to other dogs, he may have trusted the very human who did this to him; thinking he was receiving lots of love and attention.
Champ will require major reconstructive surgery. To help with Champ’s medical needs, donations can be made: http://dallasdogrrr.org/donate-online/
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(Photos of Champ via Dallas Dogs RRR)
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