In Zionsville, Indiana, a severely abused four-month-old puppy left for dead continues to fight for her life and is making strides towards recovery, thanks to Every Dog Counts Rescue and their generous followers.
The organization’s Facebook page tells the heartbreaking story of little Halsey, rescued on Thursday and the challenges she faces as she slowly recuperates.
“Her abuser left her with multiple skull fractures, a broken jaw, multiple broken ribs and a badly broken forearm. She sat like this for days with no help or pain relief before she was found and rescued.”
On Thursday, the puppy underwent surgery to save her leg, but an infection has already set in, and it is not known if the operation will be successful. She also had a feeding tube placed into her stomach providing time for her broken jaw to heal. It is hoped with excellent care and nutrition, her other bones will heal also.
“It’s simply not fair for life to have been so brutal and painful for this baby. We’re so sorry for what you’ve been through, sweet girl. If you’ll give humans a 2nd chance, we’ll do our best to deserve it.”
On Friday, a man was arrested and charged with severely beating the puppy, according to the IndyChannelNews. Lemontrae Bible was arrested Friday at a home on N. Kenyon Street. According to police reports, Bible was charged with animal cruelty and possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.
Halsey has been released from the veterinary hospital and is now resting comfortably at his foster home. If you would like to donate to the puppy’s ongoing care, please click here.
If you believe you have information about her past care, please call IACS or Crime stoppers (crimetips.org or 317-262-TIPS).
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