Emerald had her mouth tied shut with a sharp cord.
Wow, where do I begin? Imagine having your mouth tied shut with a sharp wire cutting into the skin with every move. Every-time she tried to open her mouth the wire cut deeper and deeper. She was found on the street in Philly.
We are desperate need for help with this poor girl named Emerald. Our partners at Outcast Rescue rushed to the scene to save her life. She was found with some type of cord tied wrapped around her muzzle. Why was this done? Who did this to her? We can only assume she was either used as bait or tied for abuse.
Sadly Emerald is just a puppy. She is only a one year old. The damage has caused significant swelling and tissue damage right down the bone. You can literally see the bone in her face. The skin around the wound and on her face is infected, swollen and stained red from blood. She will require emergency surgery to reconstruct her damaged face and chin.
Despite all of the abuse Emerald is a very happy puppy who just wants to be loved. You can see the horror this baby has endured in her photos.
UPDATE 3-2-18: Emerald had a 2nd surgery today to clean out the wound. She will be getting bandage changes and honey for the next week. It will then be closed up again. Here are some photos of todays surgery
UPDATE 3-9-18: Emerald's Doctor stated her injuries indicate that something was tied very tightly around her snout and then looped around her head because she has a 4-inch laceration on the back of her head."I'll tell you what: she's a forgiving soul. I would never trust another human again if I were her, but she loves everybody. It's amazing," Her rescuers wrote. "She's a happy girl." The Pennsylvania SPCA has been contacted to conduct a cruelty investigation, but Hucke said Outcast Rescue has not been contacted to provide any information or photos.
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