Detroit humane authorities recently rescued a 3-year-old German Shepherd-Rottweiler mix. The dog was found wandering the streets of Detroit with a metal hooked embedded it its neck. At the moment, the authorities are trying to identify the dog’s owner.
Vets Said Detroit Dog Spent Several Weeks with Metal Hook in Neck
Kristina Rinaldi, the executive directors of the Detroit Dog Rescue, declared that a 3-year-old dog was recently rescued from the streets in an appalling condition. Rinaldi also commented that this was the worst case of animal abuse she witnessed in her entire career.
Courage, the German Shepherd-Rottweiler mix was brought in to the Detroit Animal Care and later transferred to the Detroit Dog Rescue after the agents discovered that the dog had a metal hook piercing its neck and a 15-pound chain still attached to it.
According to the vets, the metal hook was protruding Courage’s skin, and the tissue around was infected. Judging by the wound, Courage must have spent at least a couple of weeks with the hook and chain around his neck.
Following a 3-hour surgery, the vets were able to remove the hook from Courage’s skin. However, due to his condition, the Detroit dog needed a second surgery. Although the humane society requested donations to cover Courage’s medical expenses, the Bissell Pet Foundation paid in full.
Rinaldi declared that even though Courage was brought in a terrible condition, he managed to pull through like a trooper. She also wanted to thank all the wonderful people who donated money for the Detroit dog’s treatment and declared that the money would be used to track down the dog’s former owner.
At the moment, Courage is looking for a cozy home, good food, and tons of attention.
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