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Abused pup who lost her leg is looking for a home with help of veterinarian

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A severely injured pit bull puppy, who was found by a good Samaritan on Saturday in the Gulfstream Park parking lot, has received life-saving care from a South Florida veterinary hospital, reported Monday's WSVN News.

On Monday afternoon, the Fort Lauderdale Veterinary Center posted the following information to their Facebook page about the injured puppy:

Meet Baby Doll, an 8 mo old pit bull mix that was dumped at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. She presented with a severely infected hindlimb, crooked tail and numerous puncture wounds. We believe she was a "bait dog" used by people that breed dogs to fight.

Baby Doll's rear leg was so horribly infected that the foot had essentially "dropped off." Dr. Javier Gonzalez with the veterinary center, determined that the wounded leg, and Baby Doll's injured tail, were too far gone to save; both were amputated.

Despite Baby Doll's severe injuries, she is described as "very sweet." Dr. Gonzalez told WSVN News:

"She is a very sweet dog,"

"They usually use these dogs, they are sweet. They are usually not able to make them into fight dogs.

Baby Doll has a good deal of recovering to get through, but as soon as she has recuperated sufficiently, she will be available for adoption. The veterinary clinic which treated her, along with the help of Elaine Gengo, the good Samaritan who initially found her, is hoping to find Baby Doll a loving new family.

Inquiries about adoption or anyone who is interested in helping to pay for Baby Doll's veterinary expenses, can do so by contacting:

Fort Lauderdale Veterinary Center
Dr. Javier Gonzalez
1493 SE 17 St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-463-1616

Continue reading: Good Samaritan breaks out car window to save distressed puppy

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