A local animal rescue group is determined to save a dog who was severely tortured and found roaming the streets of Miami. Now named Midnight, for her once shiny black coat and her piercing blue eyes, someone poured a caustic chemical on the one-year-old Labrador retriever's back and then abandoned her. Experts believe Midnight may have been suffering on the streets for at least a week with these excruciating injuries before a concerned citizen picked her up and brought her to the Miami shelter.
Attendants were horrified when they saw the severe chemical burns running from the top of the dog's head to the base of her tail. Although the initial plan was to euthanize Midnight because of her condition, the Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue came to Midnight's rescue and aid.
On Saturday, a group of transport volunteers drove to Miami and rushed Midnight to Lund Animal Hospital in Boca Raton where Dr. Kristy Lund evaluated the raw and seeping wounds on Midnight's body. Armed with an arsenal of medications and a plan for future skin grafts, Midnight was sent to her new foster home; a compassionate human emergency room medical doctor's residence experienced in wound management and regular dressing changes.
By Sunday, Midnight was already eating and drinking and wagging her tail even though part of the healing process includes the painful healing process where her skin will harden and contract.
For now Midnight is resting comfortably; her recovery will be a long one, but as Midnight's soulful eyes look out into the faces of animal lovers and humane advocates everywhere, it is important to remember to report all acts of animal cruelty to authorities.
Sadly no one knows where Midnight came from, nor are there any leads as to her real identity, but with the help of so many, this innocent victim has another chance at life.
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