In Tunica, Mississippi, Sandy Williams, the director of the Tunica Humane Society had been driving south on Highway 61 when she spotted a dog in the median. And there she was on Monday evening -am emaciated pup clinging to live, ignored by speeding cars whizzing by and eating a decomposing skunk.
According to Sandy’s Tunica Humane Society’s Facebook post, she pulled off of the highway and slowly approached the pitiful dog – not realizing immediately that the foul odor was not the dog dying but the rotting skunk the dog had been eating to stave off her hunger pains. And so Sandy ran back to her car and brought over some dog food to lure the dog to safety. When finally no cars were in sight, she managed to grab the dog by her hind leg.
“She cried out in fear but never tried to bite,” Sandy wrote. “She was much too weak to put up a fight.”
“How in the world could this precious dog get to this point without someone intervening on her behalf? Her condition didn’t happen overnight… She named the dog Mari.” (short for Miracle)
Mari is in the care of the Horn Lake Animal Hospital, and although her prognosis is not considered hopeless, the dog has a long journey back to health. She has a secondary infection from mange which apparently has been left untreated since birth. Her eyes are badly damaged, and she has deep cracks in her skin which are oozing and infected. In addition she is severely anemic, is heartworm positive, has infected ears and is full of parasites. Who can even imagine the suffering this dog has endured?
Mari will be in the hospital until her condition is more stable.
“The amazing thing about Mari. As horrible as she must feel, she still wags her tail when you talk to her. I cannot wait to see this precious dog come out on the other side…,” Sandy wrote.
Get well soon Mari. Your days of suffering are over.
(Photos via Facebook)
Donations for Mari can be made at https://squareup.com/store/tunica-humane-society or http://www.tunicahumanesociety.com/donate–contact-us.html. Checks can be mailed to PO Box 236, Tunica MS 38676.
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