The owner of a 13-year-old rat terrier dog, found on July 8 in the Appleridge neighborhood of northwest Arkansas starving and dehydrated with burns over 35% of her body, has been found reported katv.com.
The black and white undernourished dog was found with a bottle rocket duct taped to her back.
"You have to have moxy to be in this kind of condition and still be willing to live! This little girl was found yesterday. Before the person who found her called the shelter, people in the neighborhood saw her with fireworks strapped to her body. We don't know what all the scars are, but they are old and healing. The vet says she needs to be on fluids for a few days, so I am asking for your help to save this precious girl" stated the fundraising site on GoFundMe to help the Centerton Animal Shelter pay for the dog's medical attention she so acutely needed.
And "Moxy" is what the workers at the Centerton Animal Shelter named the blind and deaf pooch as $3,500 was raised to help the little one with her veterinarian expenses.
As the Centerton Police and Centerton Animal Control investigated the egregious crime thinking the dog might have been a stray, the owner of the dog came forward stating the dog ran away. In fact, the owner identified the dog's real name as Tinkebelle. Apparently there were multiple old wounds on the tiny dog's body also which is also under investigation at this time.
The Centerton Animal Shelter's Facebook posted an update on Friday from Mayor Bill announcing that Tinkebelle is expected to make a full recovery. There have already been dozens of offers to adopt Tinkerbelle.
What an amazingly brave little dog. Many thanks to the community for coming together to help save her.
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