Caged dog abandoned in lake is ‘a sweetheart’

Veterinary staff caring for a dog who was caged and abandoned in a lake in Illinois have described her as a “sweetheart.” Photos of the young dog, posted by the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, are a far cry from the sad images released by a friend of the fisherman who found the abandoned dog.

Gone is soaked, freezing and downtrodden pup – today this sweet dog is bright-eyed and apparently brimming with gratitude for being saved.

The veterinary hospital writes:

An update on the Kaufman Lake doggie from Dr. Jenica Harashak, a specialist in emergency and critical care who was at the hospital yesterday when the pup arrived. “She is doing well! The team has been busy taking care of her today – she got a bath and her wounds are being treated.


“She is a sweetheart and has been receiving lots of love and attention. Thank you to all of the people that have reached out and offered to help.”

As reported by My Fox 8 News, Bryant Fritz, the man who rescued the dog, is hoping to adopt her when she is ready to leave the veterinary hospital.

(Images via Univ. of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital FB page)

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