In Baltimore, a small dog dubbed Florie was found on Thursday night with rubber bands around her muzzle. She was brought to Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) where animal control officers stated she had been abandoned in the front porch of a home after having been tied to a gate.
According to BARCS, animal control officers saw Florie dragging her pink leash, but something was very wrong.
“The officer could see right away that something was terribly wrong with Florie. Her muzzle was infected, and she couldn’t open her mouth. A resident in the neighborhood told the officer that poor Florie was abandoned the night before after being tied to a nearby gate.”
Florie was unable to even open her mouth and was immediately taken to a partner emergency clinic where veterinarians discovered the rubber bands wrapped twice around her muzzle. The bands had become embedded into the skin.
“The band was embedded so far into her skin that it had completely severed parts of her muzzle. Based on the severity of her wounds and how emaciated she was, the clinic determined that Florie has been living this nightmare for a long time.”
Specialists state the dog had been suffering extreme cruelty for some time. On the organization’s Facebook page, the shelter posted hope for a positive resolution.
“Florie has seen the worst of humanity, but all of us at BARCS, along with our friends at Animal Control—who have an open investigation on this case—are determined to show her the best.
Sweet Florie, you deserve the world and more, and we promise you nothing short of that for the rest of your days. There are humans who will treat you as family, and keep your needs close to their heart. Once you are fully healed, we are going to find them for you. Thank you for trusting us in what will be a long journey.”
To help with Florie’s medical expenses, please click here to the Franky Fund.
Help Florie find some justice and the person(s) responsible for this terrible cruelty. There is an open investigation for this case. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Baltimore City 311 hotline to file a report with the BCPD and Baltimore City Animal Control. The hotline is 24/7.
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