An emaciated puppy continues to fight for his life at a veterinary clinic after public works employees in Detroit, Michigan, found him thrown away like trash. The frail, black puppy was rushed to Healing Care Animal Hospital in Allen Park; weak, starved and dehydrated, but fighting his hardest to stay alive. When discovered the pup’s prognosis was bleak:
“…we’ve named this little boy Aaron, after the frantic DPW worker who called pleading for help. He and his crew were passing by when a man flagged him down saying he was cutting grass at a house and found this baby in the trash.
He had a body temp of 94 when I arrived at the vet with him,” posted Patricia Trevino on Facebook. “He tested neg for parvo. He vomited water shortly after we arrived. It was difficult to get blood because he’s so extremely dehydrated. They finally drew it via his neck. His kidney function is very compromised which could be due to Lepto virus or being left with no food or water for extended periods of time resulting in dehydration. The results from the Lepto test will be back tomorrow. In the meantime he’s being kept in isolation, with IV, and has a warming wrap on. His temp is up to 99, but not sure he can hold that.”
The puppy had been discarded in a dumpster like unwanted garbage by someone with a heart of stone – exactly how Aaron managed to survive remains a mystery. Yet in this cloud of misery and suffering, there has appeared a ray of sunshine. An update on the dog’s condition Tuesday morning presents a promising prognosis:
“I’m happy to say that last night Aaron was standing and wanting to come out of his cage. This morning the vet said he has eaten, and his body temp is up to 101 on its own. He’s a fighter! Results of Lepto test aren’t in as of yet.
He will be going to rescue later this morning. His foster is a veterinarian herself. Thank you to all who offered to take this little boy who was thrown away like garbage, and left for dead.”
Aaron will be heading to Lucky Day Animal Rescue located in Grand Blanc, Michigan.
Get well soon Aaron. Read the previous article about this pup here.
(Photos and video of dumpster puppy courtesy of Patricia Trevino)
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Posted by Patricia Trevino on Tuesday, June 20, 2017