On Friday, the Detroit Dog Rescue found a St. Bernard locked in the basement of an abandoned house. According to the organization’s post on Facebook, the dog had been intentionally trapped with no stairs or means of escape.
“It’s something you see in horror movies. This St. Bernard was locked in a basement of an abandoned house with no stairs and absolutely no way to get out. Alone and in the dark, he wasted away while he waited each day for rescuers.
Thankfully, animal control officers and the Detroit Land Bank came. One officer even scaled the walls down to him while another animal control officer pulled him out. It was a rescue done by true heroes. Detroit Dog Rescue came as fast as we could to get him the urgent medical care he needs.”
Now dubbed Bentley, a veterinarian examination found him more than 40 pounds underweight. It is feared the dog may be suffering from organ failure and is currently being treated in the hospital.
This is a horrific case that has left us all speechless and we want to do everything we can for Bentley. If you can, please donate to DetroitDogRescue.com/donate. PayPal donors can use the address DetroitDogRescue@gmail.com.
Get well soon Bentley.
(Photos of Bentley, the St. Bernard via FB)
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