A small dog, dubbed "Precious Ellie," by her rescuers was recently saved from a field near Hermiston, Ore., where she had been abandoned.
The dog's body spoke volumes about her life of neglect and abuse.
When Ellie was captured on August 25, she was so badly matted that one of her legs was literally adhered to her abdominal area. Inside of her matted fur were countless fleas and fox tails and hidden beneath the blanket of fur - raw, oozing sores.
Adding to Ellie's misery was a mouthful of rotted teeth, weeping, pus-filled eyes, infected ears and a terrible uterine infection known as Pyometra.
Since the time that Ellie was found, she has been shaved and has undergone emergency surgery.
Though Ellie's body is a pitiful testament to the tremendous amount of suffering which she has endured, those who found her are fighting to allow her to know that life can be good.
Ellie's veterinary expenses are high - beyond the means of those who are hoping to give her the life that she deserves.
Anyone who would like to help with Ellie's expenses can made a donation directly to the veterinary clinic where she is being treated (Please refer to "Precious Ellie, the matted Poodle):
Oregon Trail Vet
80489 Highway 395 N
Hermiston, OR 97838
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