Young dog reported beaten with bat left to lie in pain for weeks

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In a disturbing case of animal cruelty, a young dog reported to have been beaten with a baseball bat, thrown into a creek and left to lie in pain for weeks at her “home” has been rushed to Blue Pearl Animal Hospital in Kentucky. A criminal investigation is currently underway.

“…we are now hearing after the incident with the bat, and then being thrown in the creek, that Halo was at her ‘home’ for 2 weeks laying outside with no medical treatment. We were under the impression that the bat incident just happened. Very sad this dog did not receive proper care or treatment,” posted The Arrow Fund’s founder Rachel Eaves on the organization’s Facebook page.

“Halo is in critical condition this morning. In addition to the reports of being beaten with a bat this girl has advanced Blastomycosis (a fungal disease), anemia, high white cell count and is a body scale 2 of 9. Here eyes will be evaluated today…”

Veterinarians are focused on Halo’s breathing since her lungs are compromised. Her respiratory rate remains dangerously high and everything possible is being done to save her life. Her condition is critical.

Donations can be made on this post or you can go to or checks may be mailed to The Arrow Fund P.O. Box 1127 Prospect, Kentucky 40059. To date, The Arrow Fund has helped hundreds of innocent dogs, cats and other animals suffering from lives of horror to homes filled with care, love and compassion.

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5 replies
  1. Baxter S Eaves says:

    Thank you for publishing this.
    My wife, Rebecca Eaves, Founder and President of The Arrow Fund is by her side right now.
    She will get everything humanly possible that is humane to do in order to attempt to get her well again.

    • Carol says:

      Dear Mr. and Mrs. Eaves, thank you both so much for all the good work you do on behalf of all the suffering animals… and now for this dear soul Halo. There is no end to the cruelty man’kind’ inflicts upon the animals. Thank you again for caring so deeply.


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