Smitty: Found shot, body littered with lacerations and infection

Smitty: Found shot, body littered with lacerations and infection

 

A homeless man with a very big heart noticed a dog in very bad shape hiding under the porch of an abandoned house in SW Detroit. Home Fur-Ever was contacted and responded to help this dog (now named Smitty). He was rushed to Wilson’s veterinary hospital in critical condition, where he is now receiving life saving care.

He’s in rough shape. Upon arrival, his body temperature was 93 degrees (a dog’s normal temperature is 101). At this time, the vet is uncertain if he was hit by a car, severely beaten, used as a bait dog or all 3. X-rays, however, shockingly revealed a bullet fragment.

Smitty was immediately given a warming bath, as well as fluids and antibiotics to stabilize him. This poor guy who had been barely surviving on the streets, had been in quite a few scraps and had clearly come out on the losing end. From head to toe, his skinny body is riddled with severe infection due to lacerations and dog bites. His eyes are swollen almost shut and to add insult to injury, Smitty’s blood work revealed he tested positive for heartworm.

Smitty is going to require several surgeries. Looking at this pictures, it sure does appear as though someone tried to cut his ears off, however, the rescue has have no proof of that. His wounds are extremely infected and will need multiple surgeries to heal. He may also lose skin and possibly parts of his ears.

Despite all this, he took a treat out of his transporter’s hands and even though he is in much pain, he allowed her to handle him. Right now, Smitty could use all the help he can get.

We have partnered with Home Fur-Ever to raise the funds needed for Smitty's care. With each and every shirt, hoodie or accessory purchased, we will donate $10 to help Home Fur-Ever give Smitty the medical care he needs to survive.

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