The Houston SPCA has reported, “We are investigating a horrific case of animal cruelty and asking for your help in identifying a suspect or suspects. A tiny visually-impaired, seven-week old Chow mix puppy suffering from gaping, maggot-infested wounds was found whimpering in the bushes at the Starbucks at the intersection of Kingwood Dr. and Green Oaks Dr. in Houston on August 26th. Someone had left a harness tightly strapped to her little body which became deeply embedded in the skin. The puppy was rushed to the shelter where our veterinary team continues to administer pain medication, antibiotics and delicate wound cleanings. She is not currently available for adoption because of the severity of her injuries. We are optimistic about her chances for a full recovery but it will take time and additional surgeries before she is completely healed. Anyone with information on a suspect or suspects is asked to call us at 713-869-7722 or file an online cruelty report at www.houstonspca.org.”
Sapphire, named for her one blue eye, has survived a lengthy surgery and is doing well. She will be going to a foster home to receive loving care during her long healing process. She deserves to be adopted into a home that will never allow her to be hurt again, manage her special needs, and help her forget the terrible suffering in the first few short weeks of life.
Please see the slideshow for more photos of Sapphire, be advised some are very graphic.
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