A German shepherd is receiving care after suffering a horrific injury to her back. The shepherd, dubbed Sol, was turned over to the Valencia County animal shelter, in New Mexico, last Friday. A Barking Chance Animal Rescue, which took the dog in, updated Facebook followers about the dog’s odd, and horrific, injury, writing:
These pictures were shared with me by Patty at Valencia. This dog is a male GSD and was brought in just minutes before closing. The wound appears to be almost square. I can only speculate on what happened. The shelter doesn’t know how he got these wounds but I am thankful they reached out.
The rescue agency later update the post to reflect that Sol is a female rather than a male. The organization writes:
Turns out the dog is a female. If you can help me out by sharing, I’d be so grateful. She’s in Rt.66 now receiving treatment. The wounds are horrific…down to the muscle. We are all in tears and she is scared.
Two days ago, the rescue group provided the most recent update to page followers:
We’ve decided to name her Sol. Our vet is going to perform surgery to close the wound partially on Thursday. There’s not enough skin to close all the way but in doing this, will lessen the surface area of the wound making it easier on her to heal and recover more quickly. There are some risks involved but she doesn’t have a lot of options and it is not in her best interest to leave it open. We are hopeful and she is doing so well and everyone at the vet clinic raves about what a nice dog she is.
Follow Sol’s road to recovery at this link to the rescue agency’s Facebook page.
(Images via Facebook)
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