On Friday, a sweet-natured dog, dubbed "Hilary," by her rescuers, was found alone and severely injured in a rural area of Alabama.
Nobody knows how long Hilary was alone, or how she came to be so grievously wounded, but by the time that she was discovered, she was emaciated and half of her rear leg was gone.
Hilary, who is less than two years of age, sought help from people, making her way to forestry offices in the South Alabama. From there, she was transported to the Humane Society of Escambia County, who in turn, rushed her to a veterinarian for care.
On Friday afternoon, the Humane Society of Escambia County shared the following information:
The vet says her wound was caused by something being tied around her leg very tightly for a long time, causing a total loss of blood flow to the limb. As a result, the lower leg died and rotted off. Hilary's suffering has obviously gone on for weeks, possibly months, yet she is loveable and trusting and wants only to be held and stroked.
Hilary will need to have her leg amputated. Until she is strong enough for surgery, she is being kept comfortable with pain medication and being provided with antibiotics.
The Humane Society has created a fundraiser to help ensure that Hilary receives all of the veterinary care that she needs to make a complete recovery.
Please click here to learn how you can help.
In other news:
- Heroic dog pushes baby carriage out of path of oncoming car
- Man drowns family dog with cinder block
- Dozens of dogs saved from puppy mill in Kentucky
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