When police from the St. Louis County Police Department received a call about a mentally ill 18-year-old man causing problems at a church, they weren’t sure what to expect.
Yet when they arrived at the scene, the reality of the situation was far worse than anything they had imagined. Lying on the ground was a small 10-year-old poodle mix soaked in its own blood and barely alive after the young woman stabbed her more than 19 times.
The police contacted the Humane Society of Missouri, who took the dog named Frannie into protective custody without question and had their veterinarian begin immediate treatment to replace lost blood and treat the 19 stab wounds around her neck, chest, and back.
“This poor dog suffered an unfathomable trauma,” said Kathy Warnick, president of the Humane Society of Missouri. “Our first priority is for her to make a full recovery. Our expert staff will do everything we can to treat Frannie and give her the love and care she deserves.”
At first, Frannie’s prognosis didn’t look good since she refused to eat and wouldn’t let anyone touch her, but within a few days she looked like a completely new dog. Just one week after being brutally attacked and left to die, Frannie was back on her feet, snuggling with her rescuers, and even running around playing fetch.
Watch the entire video below to see how far this tiny dog has come just a week after the deadly attack.
Then: Stabbed 19 times
Now: fetch w/friends
Help Frannie heal: https://t.co/45T8OfwYj3 pic.twitter.com/H6Z8JBuhdF
— Humane Society of MO (@hsmo) March 20, 2017
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[Featured Image: Humane Society of MO]