A desperate fight is on at an animal hospital in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Dr. David Barkman at the Highland Animal Hospital has improved her status to “hopeful,” but she is no where near out of the woods just yet.
Someone apparently had left the dog, now dubbed Precious, for dead. She had been found a few days ago by a couple passing by. They said the dog had been locked in the crawlspace of an abandoned home.
She weighs less than 23 pounds. Way under weight for a dog of her breed.
Dr. Barkman said, “We are hoping that we make it through, but we have got intestinal parasites, hookworms, heartworms, and positive for Lyme disease. She has got a long way to go, but we are pulling for her.”
The next few days are critical for Precious, and even though the general prognosis seems grim at the moment, with some love and care, she can be brought back to her former self. Hopefully then, a good forever home can be found for her.
As for now, a local rescue group are picking up the medical bills. The final cost of care still isn’t fully known. If you’d like to find out more, you can click here and go to the Highland Animal Hospital’s website. If you’d like to see their Facebook page, click here.