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A Badly Injured Dog with Multiple Open Wounds

Updated: Nov 5, 2023

Zeus came into a rural shelter today badly injured. We initially thought they were gunshot wounds, and based on his other injuries, we suspect he's a bait dog. Once again, we called Dr. Mack at Palm Valley Veterinary Center and he said "Bring him!"

Susan Merrill and Nancye Frank were at the shelter meeting dogs, and Brandy Cline dropped everything to run to the shelter to transport him. The shelter is almost an hour and a half away, so it's not a quick trip. Brandy named him Zeus, and despite his wounds, he's a super sweet dog. We arrived when they should have been closing, but Dr. Mack stayed late to take care of him. When Dr. Mack examined him, he said they're not gunshot wounds. They appear to be deep cuts, like he was stabbed with a sharp object. We don't know what happened, but it looks like someone deliberately hurt this poor dog. Dr. Mack can't close the wounds because he has food in his stomach, so he's on pain meds and antibiotics, and he'll have surgery in the morning to clean and close his wounds.

𝗙𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗡𝗲𝗲𝗱𝗲𝗱! He'll be hospitalized initially, but we'll need a foster when he's ready to leave. Please let us know if you'd like to help this sweet boy! Thank you Nancye, Susan and Brandy for helping another urgent dog, and putting yet another emergency transport together on the fly. As always, thank you Dr. Mack, Allison, Alexis, Alyssa and the staff at Palm Valley Veterinary Center for taking great care of our babies. Finally, thank you Kim, Melanie, Bridget and the staff at Union County Animal Control. Despite extremely limited resources, they bend over backwards to help animals when many other shelters would give up on them. Please say a prayer for our sweet boy! If you'd like to help Zeus and other urgent dogs like him, Please consider a tax deductible donation to Florida Urgent Rescue. 𝗙𝗨𝗥 𝗠𝗢𝗡𝗧𝗛𝗟𝗬 𝗚𝗜𝗩𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗚𝗥𝗔𝗠 Sick and injured animals like Zeus need help fast. Every donation helps, but Monthly donors give us flexibility to respond immediately when there is an emergency. When there is a hoarding case or a hurricane, a dog with a gunshot wound or a cruelty case, we have to act quickly. We don't have time to do a fundraiser, and wait for those funds to get to us. Your monthly donation can help us save lives again and again. To learn more, please visit: To Foster: To Adopt: To Donate: — Credit Card: — Venmo: @FloridaUrgentRescue — PayPal: — CashApp: $FloridaUrgentRescue — Mail: Florida Urgent Rescue 7643 Gate Parkway #104-27 Jacksonville, FL 32256 Florida Urgent Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and FUR earned a Four-Star Rating on Charity Navigator, the highest possible rating. FUR also received a 2023 Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency by Guidestar, and is a 2023 Top Rated Nonprofit on Great Nonprofits. Learn more about FUR at:



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