Near Houston, Texas a dog dubbed Pete nearly died after having to endure a barbaric motor oil treatment by his owner to supposedly cure the severe case of mange.
“There are no words to describe the pain that Pete has endured at the hands of humans,” posted the rescue group, RED Collar Rescue who pulled the dog to safety on Sunday. “Pete was turned into BARC (Houston shelter) by his owners near death.”
Pete is emaciated and suffers from a life-threatening skin infection. Veterinarians have also diagnosed the anemic dog with hookworms and conjunctivitis. When surrendered to the shelter, the dog reeked of motor oil after his owner poured the toxic liquid over Pete’s open and raw wounds.
“… seeing Pete in person will definitely make you cry. Red Collar Rescue and Sav-a-Pet have joined forces on behalf of Pete.”
The dog is currently undergoing a blood transfusion, being administered intravenous fluids, antibiotics, pain medications and given medicated baths to make him more comfortable.
It is hoped cruelty charges will be brought against Pete’s owner. Follow Pete’s plight on Facebook.
Donations for Pete’s medical care can be made at https://redcollar.org/donate, or by calling the clinic at 713-622-1270.
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