Her healthy weight should have been 50 pounds, but the emaciated dog weighed only 25 pounds. The dog could not even move when she first arrived at the Lincoln Way Animal Hospital. Her body temperature was so low it didn't even register on a thermometer, according to a Feb. 26 report on abc27.com.
The dog, now named Eve, was found near Falling Spring Road in Chambersburg, Pa. On their Facebook page, the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter is asking for assistance in locating the dog’s owner and information on the dog's background.
All CVAS knows is that Eve was picked up as a stray. She is a three-year-old, white-and-tan American Pit Bull Terrier.
The sweet dog was so ill, it took Lincoln Way Animal Hospital staff four hours to work on Eve. They put fluids into her little body and provided heat to raise her temperature to 92 degrees. A dog's average temperature is 101.5 degrees.
After the procedures, CVAS shelter manager Jennifer Merletti said about Eve:
She wagged her tail for them once her temp came up. But...she's not out of the woods yet.
Eve has already gained six pounds according to CVAS, however they continue to guardedly watch her condition.
Anyone with information on Eve is asked to contact the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter at (717) 263-5791.
If you would care to donate to help with Eve's medical costs, CVAS has a fund set aside for animals like Eve who need special care and attention called the Second Chance Fund.
CVAS asks on their Facebook page that anyone who finds a stray animal within the shelter's service area bring him or her to the shelter at 5051 Letterkenny Road West, Chambersburg, Pa.
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