Monday, November 26, 2012

Beautiful Mack!

Mack: what a beauty!

Posted By: N Gilbert


Beautiful Mack is a two year old Dalmatian / Pit Mix that was intentionally dragged behind a truck.  Two maintenance workers at Clio Country Club saw a pick-up truck drive up next to the Club with a dog being dragged behind by a chain.  A man got out of the pick-up, cut the dog loose and Mack ran onto the golf course.  Workers went and found the dog and brought him to the Humane Society of Marlboro County.  I can’t even imagine the horror of seeing a dog being dragged the way he was.  Sweet Mack is not a big dog and only weighs 40 lbs.  Based on the way his pads had been worn down, it appeared he had run as long as he could until he fell over and was then dragged. Mack was in terrible shape and was taken to the vet but needed someone to step up for him or he would have been put down.  The authorities were contacted but no one has been charged with the  horrible abuse that was done to him.  As you can imagine, Mack is terribly shy.  He is petrified of someone hurting him again.  Over the last two weeks we have had him, he has begun to relax and trust us but still has a long way to go.  The skin on his rear leg and some of his toes was degloved and torn away.  We have had to keep him in a very sterile environment to prevent more infection from setting in.  Every day we have had to do minor surgery to remove all of the dead tissue, so new tissue can form.  Wounds heal from the inside out.  All dead tissue must be removed daily or infection will set in.  Our sweet boy was loaded with parasites on top of everything else and is also heartworm positive.  I don’t need to tell you how rotten he has been feeling.  We have his pain under control and he is comfortable.  While he is healing, we are pre-treating him for his full heartworm treatment in a couple of weeks.  How anyone could do this to a defenseless animal is beyond me.  This person intentionally dragged him behind his truck.  It wasn’t like he tied the dog to the bumper and then forgot he was there.    There is no excuse for the inhumane treatment of any animal.   Sweet Mack is a very distinct looking dog.  If anyone recognizes him, please, let us know immediately so we can let the authorities know.  Once Mack has healed, he will make a wonderful member of the family.  Time and love will heal his broken heart and his wounds.  He is getting as much as he needs of both.

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