On Sunday, a group of horseback riders encountered a stray pup who led them to a heartbreaking find in Carolina Adventure World, a large park area which covers part of Fairfield County, South Carolina, reported Tuesday’s WLTX News.
Laura Collins and her friends followed the pup along the trail until they came upon a seriously injured shepherd mix puppy who was curled up beneath a shrub. Unwilling to leave the pup to suffer, the riders placed a soft makeshift muzzle around his snout and then carefully bundled him into a horse blanket to make their way out of the park.
Knowing that the young dog required immediate help, the group made their way to the Fairfield Animal Hospital where they were informed that the puppy, dubbed “Emanuel,” had likely been dragged.
On December 13, the Fairfield Animal Hospital described the puppy’s many injuries, “When we looked at the pup, it was obvious that this was intentional. Someone had dragged him behind a vehicle for quite a good distance. He is missing all of his toenails and nail beds, all of the skin and some tissue of the top sides of every paw, missing the hard soles on his paw pads, multiple deep abrasions on his chest ( underneath and on both sides) and all of the skin and tissue on his knees, down to the bones is gone!”
Emanuel has already had one surgery and he will require weeks of veterinary care to recuperate from his multitude of injuries. Anyone hoping to help cover his veterinary costs can click here to access his fundraiser. Follow Emanuel’s recovery on this link to the Fairfield Animal Hospital Facebook page.
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