Severely Injured Chihuahua in Guarded Condition
|Charlotte on day of rescue - July 27, 2006|
|Charlotte recovering - July 31, 2006|
The Humane Society of Missouri is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or person(s) who severely abused a one-year-old, reddish brown, female Chihuahua.
When brought to Humane Society headquarters, the dog had a hard plastic zip tie tightly attached to her neck. Her head was grotesquely swollen to the size of a grapefruit and she was unable to swallow. The dog, staff have named Charlotte, also is very skinny.
A St. Louis city resident found the dog on her front porch and brought her to Humane Society of Missouri headquarters. Humane Society staff immediately transported the dog to the Animal Emergency Center where the zip tie was removed and emergency treatment administered. This morning the Chihuahua was brought back to the Humane Society of Missouri. Treatment will continue under the direction of Humane Society veterinarians.
Dr. Melinda Fleming, Assistant Director of the Humane Society’s Veterinary Clinics, says the dog is in guarded condition. “We are monitoring her closely and giving her time to stabilize before we perform further examinations and diagnostics. She is receiving medication and is now able to eat and drink in small amounts.”
Report information about this incident or report animal abuse: 314-647-4400
Make a donation to help care for Charlotte: 314-951-1542