Chupacabra has had a hard life until she was recently found by a Good Samaritan in a ditch on the side of the road. This sweet girl found her way to Paws to the Rescue at Marion County Animal Shelter, located in Mullins, South Carolina.
She is being treated for her injuries, and the staff there say it's a miracle Chupacabra is even alive. Her neck was ripped open and she had wounds on her shoulder and back hip. One eye was badly ulcerated, she is underweight and also has demodex.
Chupacabra was rushed to a vet as soon as she was found, where she was put back together. Her neck and shoulder were cleaned and closed, and a temporary flap was put on her eye. That can come off after two weeks.
The people at Marion believe Chupacabra is around a year old, and she weighs around 24 pounds. Thankfully, this sweet girl is heartworm negative.
At first she was very shy and in a lot of pain, but quickly started wagging her tail once she saw she was in good hands. Due to her injuries, Chupacabra has to be walked with her leash around her lower body. She doesn't seem to mind this.
Chupacabra has a vet bill for $1,000, but is recovering well. To help with medical expenses, click here. Since Paws to the Rescue is a 501c3, all donations are tax deductible.
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