Update 10/4/13: According to the Arizona Humane Society, Ryder has gained two pounds, but is still in critical condition.
The AHS shared:
Ryder is slowly becoming more responsive to human interaction, but it’s still too early to assess her full behavior profile given the severe abuse and neglect she endured. Ryder’s metabolic enzymes also continue to be high and she remains in critical condition.
On Wednesday, the Arizona Humane Society stated that the dog, who was found hanging from a doorknob in Phoenix, Ariz., is still alive, but in critical condition.
The two-year-old Bullmastiff, "Ryder," was rescued from 28-year-old Corina Ann Martinez's residence this past weekend; the dog had been chained to a doorknob for an undetermined length of time, and she was weak and obviously suffering.
According to the Arizona Humane Society, Ryder is not yet out of the woods:
Ryder is severely anemic and her body condition is very poor. Our veterinarians are keeping a close watch on her in our trauma center and feeding her small frequent meals throughout the day.
Vets are running some blood work and are still waiting for the results to come back. This is a long process and it will be 3-5 weeks before we know if she is going to pull through. We are committed to doing everything we can to helping her recover from this awful abuse.
Individuals clamoring for information on the abused dog have been posting comments to the Arizona Humane Society's Facebook wall.
The agency explained why there is little information available to the public at this time:
Unfortunately, because this is an open court case, we have to be sensitive to the information we share and will do our best to give updates.
Ryder is recovering at the Second Chance Animal Hospital, which is is Arizona Humane's Rescue and Trauma hospital. Donations for care can be made at this link.
Martinez, the woman believed to be responsible for Ryder's pitiful condition, is facing a felony animal cruelty charge.
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