This is Marge, and she is a victim of dog fighting. Hundreds of thousands of dogs are trained to fight and suffer just like this every year. Marge’s hell on earth occurred in Orlando. On Tuesday morning, she was saved by Furever Bully Love Rescue.
“Although dog fighting is a felony in all 50 states, it continues to occur in every part of the country and in every type of community. Fights can happen in a variety of locations ranging from back alleys to carefully-staged enterprises. Fights typically take place in a 14-20 square-foot pit designed to contain the animals. Fights can last just a few minutes or several hours, and both animals may suffer injuries including puncture wounds, lacerations, blood loss, crushing injuries and broken bones. Although fights are not usually to the death, many dogs succumb to their injuries later, and losing dogs are often discarded, killed or brutally executed as part of the ‘sport,'” cites the ASPCA.
It is not known when Marge’s heinous cruelty began, but there will never be another day of misery for her. Rushed to the Crystal Creek Animal Hospital, this terrified dog is missing part of the left side of her face and is covered in puncture wounds. One of the holes is dangerously close to her eye. She reeks of infection and decay.
As heartbreaking as her physical injuries are, Marge is emotionally defeated, but remains a sweet and submissive best friend.
“When she was placed in the car, she immediately went to the ground and peed on herself,” the Forever Bully Love Rescue posted on their social media page. “After she realized we weren’t going to harm her, she climbed into my lap and rolled over for belly rubs. What a loving soul.”
WARNING: The photos are indeed graphic, but this is the reality of dog fighting. If you see something, say something. Marge could have been a dog in anyone’s backyard. She could have been stolen and tortured as a bait dog. She could have been your dog.
Donations are desperately needed to help Marge. They can be called into the Crystal Creek Animal Hospital at 407.203.0741 or sent to PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yesterday in the news: Good Samaritan rescued woman and her dog from a swift moving river – read it here.
Yesterday: Surrendered dog – he knew that he was unwanted. Read more about Flash here.
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