In Laurens, South Carolina, a woman accused of intentionally starving “Champ” the dog left in her possession, was arrested on Thursday and charged with the ill treatment of animals.
Jon Giles Gilmer, with Laurens County Animal Control, confirmed that Elizabeth James was issued a citation for animal cruelty and is scheduled to appear in court in September.
“His heartbreaking story is that he is the victim of a breakup,” Rescue Dogs Rock NYC co-founder Jackie O’Sullivan posted on the organization’s social media page. “… since ‘he was not her dog’, she fed her dogs but not Champ.”
The 16-month-old Mastiff and Rottweiler mix continues to fight for his life. According to Thursday night’s update at the veterinarian hospital, his blood is not regenerating and Champ is scheduled to receive another transfusion.
“Champ’s blood-work confirms his numbers are still way off & there is no regeneration at this time. There will likely be another blood transfusion in the next day or so. His spirits are up a bit, likely because he knows he is SAFE & that we are trying to help him! He is eating a little bit of chicken!
Champ will continue to get round the clock care for as long as he needs it!”
Just in case, you see a situation that concerns you, report it. Had someone not reached out for help with Champ, it is likely he would not have survived another day.
Jon Giles Gilmer “I’m no hero, the true hero was a neighbor who took a stand and took this animal into his care until we got there .
To be perfectly honest with you if this guy hadn’t stood up and did what he did this dog would be dead .
I’m nothing in this story it was an everyday citizen who made the difference for this dog life.”
To follow the plight of Champ, he now has his own Facebook page – Justice for Champ.
He has a long road back to health, and the donations for his very expensive medical care are appreciated. Click here to help:
Read the original story here.
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