Authorities received a call from someone that witnessed a dog being thrown from a moving car!
A Good Samaritan who saw this horrible crime immediately stopped and helped this injured mastiff dog and called Prince George’s County Animal Control. “Violet” was taken in by the Mutts Matter Rescue, was taken to the veterinarian hospital and then placed in the care of a foster family that is experienced in handling dogs in critical condition.
Currently Violet lives in Haymarket, Virginia, on Fat Dog Farm. Debbie Gretz, her foster mother helping with her long road to recovery.
“She has a lot of pressure sores all over her body,” Clayton said. “There are two on her legs that went all the way down to her bones, so they’re treating those as well.” She initially had to stay in the basement (unable to walk up and down stairs) do to sores and bandaged feet.
Violet went on her very first walk outside the other day and it’s like she has never been outside before, she is scared. She would look up to the sky and look at the tress as if she has never seen them before.
Her feet injuries are not the biggest concern. She is severely emaciated, weighing dangerously about 56 lbs, compared to the 130-220 lbs she should weigh. Her emaciation is an indicator of her past trauma.
“It takes a long time to do that to a dog,” Clayton said. “A long, very long time. This is a special type of cruelty.”
They do not know where Violet came from, but from seeing the sores she is healing from they are pretty certain she was chained up.
Also it is most likely that she was used for breeding and has had several litters of puppies. And sadly who knows how they are being cared for, or should we say, “lack of”…
Yes Violet’s story is sad and disturbing when you begin reading. But please take comfort that she will never endure the cruelty she has been exposed to and is getting the “royal treatment” at Fat Dog Farms. When people learned of her story, shes had so many visitors coming and bring her treats, bags of food and human companionship, that she is now a local celebrity!
For the first time and much deserved, she is experiencing love and all the joy that comes with being and giving love…
…being touched by a loving hand, no more cruel abuse.
A $5,000 reward is being offered by the Humane Society of the United States(HSUS) for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for Violet’s abuse.
Please contact the Prince George’s County Animal Management Division at 301-780-7241 with any leads.
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