This is another animal abuse story. This one is in Connecticut and hopefully will have a happy ending for the dog...and a justified one for the person who did it!
From News Channel 8 (www.wtnh.com)
(Meriden-WTNH) _ The Meriden Humane Society is offering a reward to anyone who has information about the neglect of a Schnauzer named Mickey.
Shaven and bathed but still covered in scabs, Mickey recovers at the Meriden Animal Hospital. The dog was abandoned in the overnight hours on Monday at the Meriden Humane Society. The animal's carrier was covered in filth according to Humane Society worker Jillian Cheney.
"It was literally the smell of rotting flesh and feces. It was horrible," said Cheney. "It looked like it had been attacked by something."
It turns out, maggots had embedded themselves into the dog's skin and were literally eating away at the dog.
"The pain he must have been going through and the smell must have been horrible," said Cheney.
The Humane Society it hoping reward money might entice someone to come forward with clues as to how the dog wound up in such a deplorable condition.
Veterinarian Dr. James St. Clair says Mickey is one of the worst neglect cases he's seen.
"We got the wounds cleaned out. They will heal up with antibiotics and he's going to be an amazing dog," said Dr. St. Clair.
Dr. Clair says that Mickey is expected to make a full recovery. If you have any information about Mickey or you are interested in adopting him, please call 203-238-3650.