A dog recently found with wire around her muzzle could not be saved. The chocolate Labrador retriever, dubbed Valentine, was discovered in Knox County, Indiana, on Sunday evening – she was rushed to an emergency veterinarian by animal rescue volunteers.
Sadly, the damage from the wire was so severe that the dog could not be saved. The It Takes A Village rescue agency alerted Facebook followers to the heartbreaking outcome, writing:
The specialist examined Gracie and confirmed our worst fears – Gracie could not be saved. The damage was too extensive and they would have to remove too much of the muzzle – she would have to be tube fed the rest of her life and she would have a very poor quality of life. Her leg would also need to be amputated.
Because of social media posts, the dog’s owners were located and her story unfolded. The rescue group explained that the dog, named Gracie, had disappeared after chasing after a rabbit. The rescue group explained:
Gracie was outside with her dad last week on their farm and she saw her arch enemy – a rabbit. Gracie ran off and didn’t return. Gracie is a 7-year-old beloved family member. Needless to say, the family is devastated by what happened.
It was a snare trap which severely injured Gracie’s muzzle…and ultimately stole her life. The group writes:
Was this intentional? Yes. The person who set a snare trap intentionally killed this dog. The intent probably wasn’t to kill a dog, but another animal. The problem is – traps do not discriminate – they brutalize whatever animal crosses their path. In this case, it happened to be a beloved family Chocolate Lab named Gracie.
Rest in peace Gracie.
(Image via Facebook)
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