In mid-March, four dogs were left to fend for themselves after their owner moved away from a house in Palmer, Texas. The person who discovered the abandoned dogs reached out to Apollo Support & Rescue for Abandoned Dogs – the rescue group agreed to take in the dogs, but they needed time to secure foster homes.
Until those homes could be found, the person who initially found the dogs asked a friend in Alma to temporarily take them in. The dogs were kept in the woman’s yard, but when a storm whipped through the area, they escaped. Non-stop searching commenced for the dogs – tragically, when two were located a week later, they had terrible wounds.
According to the veterinarian that examined them, the wounds were inflicted by a human – it appears that someone partially skinned the two dogs. The rescue group is deeply concerned about the fate of the other two pups who are still missing.
The local authorities were informed about what had happened to the dogs – the police agency stated that it was an animal control issue, and animal control did not appear to be overly interested in the cruel incident.
On Thursday afternoon, Cat Dennis, Director and photographer for the rescue organization, updated the National Dog News Examiner about the injured dogs, “The girls both had surgery today to close up their wounds as they were not granulating and healing. The wounds were getting very agitated and the vet thought it best to surgically close them up before it was too late. They also got microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested. The mother (Star ) was positive for heartworm so she had to have extra blood work and a chest xray done to make sure she was okay for surgery.”
The veterinary care for the injured dogs is expensive. Anyone hoping to help these victims of abuse can call Chisholm Ridge Pet Hospital in Saginaw at 817-234-9919 to donate to the Apollo Support & Rescue account for Star and Bella.
A fundraiser has also been established here.
Anyone with information about the missing puppies, or this cruel case, is asked to call: 817-658-9738 or email: Inquire@apollosupportandrescue.org
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