Update: Dog with embedded collar saved by the thump of wagging tail

A stray dog, with a deeply embedded collar was finally captured on Wednesday; it was the thump of her wagging tail that helped the animal control officer pinpoint her location. Suffering in excruciating pain, the dog was brought to the Calhoun County Animal Shelter in St. Matthews, South Carolina.

“…I’ve been putting food out and water for this baby for 3 weeks. We even took the game camera out to try and get picture. Hadn’t seen in 2 weeks but the food had been getting eaten daily! I’m so glad you got him.,” a follower of the shelter organization posted Wednesday afternoon as the heartbreaking photos of the pup were posted.

Emaciated, dehydrated and having a difficult time breathing because of the embedded collar, the young dog had found some bushes where to hide and there she waited to die. Fate, however interrupted – when the dog heard the voice of the animal control officer calling her, she was so excited someone was coming to help her, she wagged her tail so hard – she was rescued.

Now dubbed Bethany, the dog was transported to S.N.A.R.R. Animal Rescue Northeast, where the dog’s kindness and loving attitude has already captured the hearts of her rescuers.

“She is at our vet and receiving emergency care. Besides the obvious of a TERRIBLE imbedded (sic) collar, Bethany is starved and weak and has a bad infection in her little body. Her neck is the size of a puppy’s, so we can only imagine that someone put a collar on her when she was a baby, and never bothered to change it. How any human being could sit and watch a dog get into this condition without doing anything is beyond my comprehension. Our vet said it’s the worst embedded collar case he has ever seen.
She is on medication to reduce the swelling and fluid in her head. Bethany also had an emergency procedure to make cuts into her neck to relieve some of the pressure. It sounds horrible, but without it we were worried she wouldn’t make it. Despite her condition, Bethany is sweet and grateful and still wagging her tail.”

ALTHOUGH NEAR DEATH, HER WAGGING TAIL IS WHAT SAVED HER!!! I have never heard a shelter coordinator sob and cry the way I did today, when she asked us to help this poor sweet soul. There were reports of a dog dumped In the woods. When the AC officer got there, the only reason he was able to find her was because he heard the thump of her tail wagging. Emaciated, dehydrated riddled with infection and her breathing compromised from a terribly imbedded collar-she had found some bushes and crawled up to die. When she heard the voice of the AC officer, she mustered up the strength to wag her tail. AND THEN SHE WAS RESCUED…SOME DAYS WE WANT TO GIVE UP… the bills pile up, the donations are down, we feel like we don’t make a dent. And then…A DOG LIKE BETHANY COMES ALONG… She is at our vet and receiving emergency care. Besides the obvious of a TERRIBLE imbedded collar, Bethany is starved and weak and has a bad infection in her little body. Her neck is the size of a puppy’s, so we can only imagine that someone put a collar on her when she was a baby, and never bothered to change it. How any human being could sit and watch a dog get into this condition without doing anything is beyond my comprehension. Our vet said it’s the worst embedded collar case he has ever seen. She is on medication to reduce the swelling and fluid in her head. Bethany also had an emergency procedure to make cuts into her neck to relieve some of the pressure. It sounds horrible, but without it we were worried she wouldn’t make it. Despite her condition, Bethany is sweet and grateful and still wagging her tail. PLEASE HELP US TO SAVE BETHANY!!! We were not expecting to take a case like hers. Every little bit helps!EVERY DOLLAR COUNTSEVERY SHARE HELPS www.snarrnortheast.orgPO Box 307 White Plains NY 10602PayPal SNARR_23@yahoo.comhttps://www.paypal.me/snarrnortheast

Posted by S.N.A.R.R Animal Rescue Northeast on Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Read previous coverage here.

(Photos of dog rescued by thump of wagging tail via FB SNARR)

For more information and how to help Bethany, please click here:

www.snarrnortheast.org
PO Box 307 White Plains NY 10602
PayPal SNARR_23@yahoo.com
https://www.paypal.me/snarrnortheast

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2 replies
  1. pennysdachshunds says:

    Whoever ALLOWED this Horrific TRAUMA and PAINFUL SUFFERING DAY after DAY without intervention for this Blessed Little Dog should be Sent to Prison… This IS SIMPLY EVIL!!!

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