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Rescuers work to save puppy whose face was horribly slashed

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The photos of a young dog named "Foyle," are hard to look at, but they are not as difficult as the pain that this stoic pup has had to endure after someone, or something, slashed his face wide open.

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On Tuesday, the Harris County, Texas, Animal Control reached out for assistance for the severely wounded dog with the gaping wound.

There is speculation that someone hit the young dog (estimated at six to seven months of age) with a shovel, but that has not been confirmed as he was picked up as a stray with the devastating injury.

Regardless of the exact details, somehow the pup was grievously wounded.

Fortunately, the animal control's plea for help was answered; Robin Weill and Dr. Susan Pickle, the veterinarian at the Alvin-Friendswood Animal Clinic, teamed up to coordinate the injured pup's care.

On Wednesday, Foyle underwent surgery to help repair the damage.

Dr. Pickle shared the following information:

"I think the eye is ok. Will know more tomorrow when more swelling goes down.

There is some fractured bone on the top of the nose that will cause a few problems. But he's awake and doing good. Had a meal and some dewormer. Heartworm negative."

Amy Rosalez, who picked the injured pup up from the animal control facility, explained what Foyle can look forward to in the near future:

He is currently with the vet until he is stable and then he will be released to a critical care foster that has helped so many in need. He will then go to a long term foster who will more than likely be adopting him.

Anyone who would like to help with Foyle's veterinary expenses can do so at this fundraising site or to the clinic: Alvin-Friendswood Veterinary Clinic, 2407 West Parkwood Ave #124, Friendswood, TX 77546, phone 281-992-7500.

Warning: Slideshow contains graphic photos of Foyle's wound

On a lighter note, fun ideas to keep your pets occupied through the holidays.

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