Rescue group helps burned dog
MEDLEY, Fla. (WSVN) -- A woman and a rescue group have stepped up to help a dog found with severe burns.
His name is now Bentley. and soon, the pain and fear in his eyes will go away. "It was horrific, literally was. It looked like something was either poured on him or he was dragged. It's a burn of some sort," said rescuer Sarah Leddick.
On Tuesday, Leddick took the dog from Miami-Dade Animal Services to a local animal hospital. "He was in shock, is basically what was going on, but he did stand up in the back seat and put his paws up on the console between my two front seats. He started to nuzzle my neck a little bit, so I know that he was desperate for some attention and some love," said Leddick.
A man, who preferred to remain anonymous, found the dog wandering near his home.
The woman who owns the home the dog wandered from said the man who rents a room from her has been taking care of the dog. She said she first noticed the dog was getting sick a few weeks ago. "I told who I believe is the owner that I need him to take the dog to the vet. He can't be on my property because the dog is obviously sick," said the woman.
She also said the man who owns Bentley told her the dog had a rash, and the wounds resulted from a reaction Bentley had to the medicine placed on his back. Animal Services contended that is not at all likely, and the injuries look like burn wounds.
Bentley is now hopefully on his way to recovery. "It breaks my heart to see what we are doing to our animals, to our pets, to our people. I mean, it just breaks my heart," said Leddick.
The rescue group took a picture of Bentley when he left Miami-Dade Animal Services.
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