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Dog who washed ashore in Arkansas dies from injuries

Injured husky washed ashore in Arkansas
Injured husky washed ashore in Arkansas
Maumelle Animal Services

According to Maumelle Animal Services, on June 7, an abused husky who was discovered last week along the banks of the Arkansas River in Maumelle, Ark., died.

Fox 16 News reported that the dog, dubbed "River," was found along Crystal Hill Road on June 4 - the dog appeared to be neglected, injured and suffering. Animal Control Officer Rita Cavenaugh, with Maumelle Animal Services, stated:

You can tell from his nails, they're really long and not worn down, so I think he's probably been tied up, because you've got a tied look here,

According to Arkansas Matters, a veterinarian who treated River removed a staggering 15 pounds of clay and mud from his intestines. The dog also had tar in his ears and on his muzzle, and infected lacerations under his tail.

Despite receiving veterinary care, the injuries and neglect ultimately proved to be fatal.

Animal services is treating this as a case of animal cruelty. Anyone with information is asked to call Rita at Maumelle Animal Services at 501-851-6219.

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