In the vicinity of Baxter, South Carolina, a frightened and extremely neglected four-pound dog was left in a pink carrier and abandoned in the Starbuck’s parking lot on Saturday. Next to him was a handwritten note stating:
“I can no longer take care of.”
The dog was brought to the Humane Society of York County where the staff and volunteers were shocked at how abused and neglected he had been. For hours, volunteers worked to shave away his terribly matted fur where his overgrown toenails and open wounds had become raw and embedded. He was dehydrated and anemic – almost impossible to draw his blood to determine his health status. And even worse – the dog now named Latte, suffered a severely broken leg that had been left untreated for an unknown length of time.
“It’s hard to look at, but it’s reality. IF YOU WERE AROUND THE STARBUCKS IN BAXTER TODAY AND MAY HAVE SEEN SOMEONE DUMP THIS BOY IN A PINK CARRIER PLEASE CALL US 803-802-0902,” the Humane Society of York County posted on their Facebook page.
On Monday afternoon, Latte’s condition was updated.
“One of his legs is completely detached/snapped at the bone and will need amputation. Thankfully his blood work came back great and he’s heart worm negative!
That being said, he cannot have his amputation until he has gained weight, and he is still lashing out behavior-wise (which is understandable due to his treatment in the past)”
Latte will be going to a foster home where he will be loved and can gain weight. To help this dog, donations can be made using the link below. You can specify “medical fund” in the special purpose field, and put “Latte” in the dedication section.
(Photos of abandoned dog in parking lot via Humane Society of York County)
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