ITV Asking for Help to Save Severely Injured Dog [Warning: Graphic Photos]
UPDATE: ITV is currently not taking any more donations for Valentine until they know more about her treatment needs and prognosis.
ORIGINAL STORY: Please, please, please - before you go any further, please know that the headline of this article is not click bait...it is not a trick. If you scroll down, you are going to see some truly upsetting pictures of a dog's severe injuries. I like to think I have a pretty strong stomach, and I have a hard time seeing what happened to this sweet pup.
We have seen animals come to It Takes a Village before with some pretty serious injuries. With the generosity of the Tri-State and the help of some amazing veterinarians, these animals have made remarkable recoveries. I've never seen an injury like this, though, and I'm not even sure how you'd go about fixing it. You might be thinking the same thing. Good thing we're not vets, right? Good thing the course of action is up to much smarter people than me.
What I do know is that whatever the next steps are for her, it is not going to be cheap, and this is where you and I come in. What this dog needs from us right now is money - plain and simple.
One last warning. Graphic photos below...
A GoFundMe has been set up to help with the dog's medical bills. Ashlee Willis who brought the dog to ITV posted this:
I am sick to be posting this... Tears are running down my face.... Absolutely heartbreaking..... Please help us!!!!
This dog was found with wire around her mouth in the Knox County area. A good samaritan called and us volunteers from Paws in Petersburg took her to Evansville Sunday night. She has been like this for a long time...
We are unsure if it was a trap or exactly what happened. She is extremely bad... We are fighting with all we have to help her live... We just do not know the future. All we know is that if she pulls through, the process with be lengthy. With lots of surgeries.. She is wagging her tail. She wants to live.
She spent the night at All Pet Emergency in Evansville. And she will be going to a clinic with It Takes A Village in Evansville this morning. We are trying to start raising funds. She needs prayer and money... Please help.... Please.. This is desperation....
This will be a long process and will take an army... But she deserves a chance.
She is currently at Hilltop Vet and under the care of Dr. Kennedy.
If you can spare even a few bucks to help this sweet gal out, please consider doing so. We'll keep you updated when new developments occur.