Every dog must have its day, even for the most unlikely of canines. One such pup is about to prove that maxim true as it is scheduled for plastic surgery.
This doggie in the window is not the source of affection of some overly rich celebrity or model but rather the victim of animal abuse. According to a press release on Kentucky.com, “Felicity, an 8-month-old pitbull mix, was brought in this month with scars that formed a four-letter-word on her hindquarters, said Lt. Lee Agee, cruelty investigator with Lexington-Fayette Animal Care and Control.”
The pitbull was rescued by animal control officer who discovered the dog tied to a fence after a neighbor called to complain about lack of food and water. Agee reports that the dog seemed abandoned.
Kentucky.com provided the details. “After the dog was brought in, the scarring and scabby areas on her hindquarters were found. The obscenity is thought to have been burned into Felicity with some kind of chemical. But thanks to a Lexington Humane Society program called Second Chances, she won't bear the curse word forever. The program provides funding to help animals that have suffered ‘extreme circumstances,’ said Madison Carey, development director for the humane society. She said the fund helps hundreds of animals each year and has been ‘severely depleted’ from a multitude of recent cases, from hoarding to abuse. Although the wounds from the branding have healed, Felicity is scheduled to have plastic surgery to remove the word this week.”
Fortunately, this is the first time Madison Carey and Lee Agee have seen such ignominious physical abuse on dogs. "It had to be brutal," Carey said. "Having to think about how they held her down and branded her is absolutely horrible." Once Felicity gets her surgery, and recovers, she is expected to be adopted.
Unfortunately there are no leads on who actually abused the dog. "She is so sweet and so accepting of people,” says Carey. “I think she knows that we're helping her. She really deserves a loving forever home.”
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