This stray dog was hungry, but someone hurt instead of helping
A veterinary exam has revealed the terrible truth about the cruelty which was shown to a stray dog who was picked up over the weekend in Mississippi. According to the Second Chances Animal Rescue in Pontotoc, the stray dog, dubbed Claire, was held down and shot in the face.
The rescue group described her injuries:
Not only was sweet baby Claire shot, she was held down and shot in the face. That scab on her nose? That’s actually where the BULLET WENT IN. After a closer look, the bullet went in her snout, through her mouth, down her throat, and out of her neck. She wouldn’t eat or drink for me because there is a gaping hole in her mouth and any food or water comes out of her nose.
In addition to the horrific injuries to Claire’s face and throat, she will likely lose a leg because of a gunshot to her limb. Claire has been suffering with her terrible injuries for some time – the veterinary exam revealed that her wounds are infested with maggots. Despite the severity of her injuries, Claire wants to live. The rescue group wrote:
It’s nothing short of a miracle that this pretty girl is still alive. She definitely has a strong will to live. Keep her in your thoughts. She has a long road of recovery ahead of her if she survives.
Claire is receiving care to help keep her comfortable, and right now, her condition is described as “stable.” The rescue agency has asked for everyone to share her story with the hope that whoever is responsible for this cruelty will be found.
How you can help
Donations can be made via the donate button on the rescue group’s Facebook page, via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to PO Box 165, Pontotoc, MS 38863.
Prior article about Claire here.
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