Injured puppy found

Shelter seeks answers after severely injured puppy found alongside road

A California animal shelter is seeking answers about a severely injured puppy who was found with head trauma alongside a road in Sacramento County. The Bradshaw Animal Shelter has taken the injured puppy, dubbed Thomas, under its wing.

On March 7, the animal shelter reached out to the public about the concerning situation:

“We are seeking the public’s help to try and figure out what happened to this puppy. He was found and brought in yesterday with trauma to his head – possibly hit with a heavy object. He was found on Peck Drive & Harley Way, near Florin Road. If you recognize this puppy or have any information on what may have happened to him, please send us a message.”

Some people who commented on the shelter’s Facebook post advised that the injury could have been from the impact of a car – the shelter, however, has indicated that x-rays reveal a localized injury, not something that would have resulted from being hit by a vehicle. The shelter wrote:

“You can clearly see where the thick white line that is his skull, is missing at the top of his head. It is a very isolated and localized injury.”

Injured puppy, Thomas

Despite the severity of the puppy’s head injury, he is holding his own. On Monday morning, the animal shelter updated Facebook followers:

“Baby Thomas says good morning (in his quiet, side glance way). Thomas underwent some further testing at UC Davis to provide a better view of his injury. As we knew, he does have fragments of bone in the right hemisphere of his brain. It is an inoperable issue, much too risky. The force also damage his right orbital socket.”


“All things considering, Thomas is doing quite well and his overall prognosis is positive. But we do know he’ll have some lifelong impacts from his injury. We will continue to actively treat him until we feel comfortable that he is ready to move on from our tender care.”

Anyone with information about this puppy is asked to call 3-1-1.

Donations for Thomas’ ongoing veterinary care can be made here.

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 (Images via Facebook)

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11 replies
  1. vicki Hood says:

    Great save. Hope there is better info coming as this sounds like abuse. Poor Thomas needs a foster.

    Sacramento residents–Study the picture. recognize this baby? Report what you know of owner so this investigation can be ongoing.

    Thomas– we care .

  2. Red says:

    Prayers for this precious baby that he will have a happy, healthy, life with a loving family. Whoever is responsible for this horrific injury and abandonment…may karma find you and send you straight to hell to rot.

  3. Maria says:

    It is beyond heartbreaking to read this abuse happening over and over! Only pure Scum could harm such a beautiful creature! I pray you heal and find a loving family sweetheart 💖 As for the AHOLE who did this- may they suffer like no other!

  4. Melissa Gurley says:

    Prayers for baby Thomas someone knows who had this puppy speak up and be there voice do the right thing someone needs to be punished for hurting this poor baby

  5. Helen says:

    Thank you for saving baby Thomas. Praying for his full recovery. Find the heartless POS who hurted this puppy and throw the dirt bag in the slammer.

  6. Nancy Raymond says:

    Someone KNOWS who this little guy is and who he was forced to live with and be abused by – Thomas deserves justice and posting a reward may bring someone forward. Wouldn’t bother prosecuting the skank who hurt him, just nail their useless ass to a tree and use them as target practice – they deserve no less. Please do everything possible to help Thomas recover – he is an innocent being who needs a safe loving home – please help him find one.

  7. Barkley's Mom says:

    Another innocent probably beaten and then thrown out of a car to dispose of him. Prayers they find who did this and bless the ones helping him.


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