The Humane Rescue Alliance received a call from a concerned citizen regarding a dog who was running loose by a wooded area near Kenilworth Park in Washington D.C.
When rescuers arrived, they spotted her at the edge of the woods, cowering near a filthy plastic dog crate that was covered in blood, and had a hole where the dog chewed her way out of.
The dog had extensive injuries consistent with organized dogfighting, including deep wounds to her chest, neck, shoulders, forelimbs and face.
Rescuers named her Gilly and she was immediately transported to HRA’s medical center, where she was treated for her injuries and will continue to be nursed back to health.“She is a strong little dog and has been very sweet and tolerant considering the amount of pain she must be in,” HRA wrote on Facebook. “While she continues to shake in fear, our behavior team has already created a behavior treatment plan unique to Gilly to help her feel more comfortable and confident as she comes out of her shell.”
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Due to the size of a few of her injuries, infection is a concern, so vets have placed drains in her more critical lacerations to encourage healing. She will likely require one more surgery.
“Gilly suffered excruciating pain, likely over a period of time, and it’s doubly horrifying to think this was all for someone’s entertainment,” said Lisa LaFontaine, CEO and President of the HRA in a statement. “Combating animal fighting is a job we take very seriously, and stopping this barbaric activity requires the vigilance and voice of our entire community.”
HRA is now offering a $5,000 reward to find the person(s) responsible for dumping Gilly.
If you have any information that may lead to the identification, arrest and conviction of the monster who did this, please contact HRA at 202-723-5730.
H/T to Fox 5 DC.