Skeletal dog found wrapped in a blanket

Skeletal, dying dog found wrapped in blanket by road

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Over the weekend, a skeletal dog, frail and near death, was found by a good Samaritan along I-270 in St. Louis, Missouri. The dying dog was taken to Stray Rescue of St. Louis and he is receiving round-the-clock care.

On Saturday morning, the rescue agency wrote:

This sweet angel was just brought in by a Good Samaritan. They found him wrapped in a blanket on the side of 270. We are doing everything we can to stabilize and save this angel. He will be getting 24 hour care at our clinic. We NEVER need to STOP the FIGHT to STOP animal abuse.

Hours after the ailing dog, dubbed Harris, was brought in, the rescue group updated Facebook followers about his condition:

He is still unresponsive. He is getting fluids, antibiotics and pain meds. We have treated all of his wounds and are doing continued wound care. He had some areas that needed to be sutured and we have taken care of those. We have made him as comfortable as possible. Now it is a waiting game.

Harris is receiving more than constant veterinary care – he is receiving round-the-clock love and attention. An update to Facebook fans revealed that Harris has company, even in the middle of the night:

Middle of the night update on Harris:

Cassady is sleeping with him now and our staff has started the second shift of care for this sweet boy. Harris is not alone; he will he cared for and loved throughout the night. He can feel all of your love and prayers so please keep them coming!

Harris needs a miracle to survive. Please keep him in your thoughts as he fights for his life. Donations for his care can be made at this link to the rescue agency’s website.

Yesterday: Miracle puppy survived being hit by a train – the story here.



3 replies
  1. Kate Hawthorne says:

    Is there any update on little Harris! I live in Colorado and want to find out how to apply to adopt this baby when he gets better. My heart just breaks for that baby. Kate


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