Normally, dogs who are dropped off at animal shelters aren’t in the best shape, but volunteers at one Florida rescue center were truly horrified when they the condition of one of their newest residents.
This past weekend, two women dropped a small Yorkie named Pixie off at the Paws 2 Help animal center and volunteers could immediately see that Pixie needed their help since an elastic band, which had been wrapped around her snout to keep her quiet, was cutting through her skin.
According to the two women, the 1-year-old had been passed along by various owners and left in a cage on a concrete patio and left with a rubber band around her snout to keep her from barking. “She smelled like rotten meat so I knew we had a lot of dead tissue right there on the face somewhere,” said Dr. Lisa Matthews.
“I don’t know who put this around her snout, but somebody did, and they hurt her,” Dr. Matthews said. The team quickly got to work removing the band from Pixie’s snout and making her comfortable. “Every day she is doing a little bit better,” Paws 2 Help wrote in an update to Facebook. “We got a wagging tail this morning. And she came right up and laid on my lap, just happy to have people to take care of her and to be feeling better.”
“She is still fighting off an infection, and still has open wounds all the way around her muzzle, but she is able to eat baby food, and is drinking water. Little by little, Every day, she is getting a little better,” the center said about Pixie, who has since been transferred to Animal Care and Control so the state attorney can investigate her case. “We are determined to see justice is done here.”
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[Featured image: Facebook/Paws 2 Help]