Shelter Works To Save Neglected, Dangerously Skinny Dog

On June 9, a 4-year-old bull terrier dog was found by a good Samaritan in Fife and was brought to the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County for care.

The dog, now named Emmi, arrived at the shelter extremely emaciated, with almost every bone in her body showing. She was incredibly weak and dangerously thin, weighing in at 22 pounds.

The shelter’s veterinary team administered an IV to quickly give her needed medication and fluids. Emmi also had a pressure sore on her hip that was raw, oozing, and in need of consistent cleaning to prevent infection.

The medical care Emmi needs due to her critical condition will be extensive. Those who are interested in helping can visit the shelter’s website to find out how. Anyone nearby is also encouraged to adopt one of the more than 50 animals at the shelter. Doing so will help free up space so staff can care for more pets in rough condition. Click here to see the shelter’s adoptable pets.

Story submitted by Lindsey Heaney from Tacoma, Washington.

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