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Ranger Buddy — a Shocking Cruelty Case

Updated: Jun 16, 2023

Warning- Graphic Images! Another shocking cruelty case, this time a 5 month old puppy with horrifying injuries.

An injured puppy wandered up to a house in Putnam County with bite wounds all over his body. The most shocking injury is his missing paw, with just a bloody, infected stump where his foot should be. He’s also missing toes on his other back foot, and he has bite wounds all over his body.

This poor, sweet boy has endured unimaginable pain and suffering. The only thing that seems to fit is that he’s another bait dog. Puppies and kittens don’t fight back, so dog fighters use them as bait.

Thank you to the person who found him and contacted animal control, to Cameil Nail, who contacted FUR, and to the staff at Putnam County Animal Control who got him to the University of Florida.

UF has a shelter outreach program, but they’re not staffed over the weekend, so they bandaged him up and sent him back to the shelter. We didn’t want to leave him alone at the shelter over the weekend, so we picked him up and took him to Dr. Mack at Palm Valley Veterinary Center.

Dr. Mack said the same thing as UF… we can’t save his leg, so we’ll have to amputate. He has a raging infection, though, so he can’t have surgery until we get that under control. Of course, he’s also loaded with parasites.

We decided to name him Ranger Buddy, in honor of another amazing dog named Ranger. He will be hospitalized for the near future, and then we’ll need a foster for him. Please keep this sweet boy in your prayers.

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