Media Release: Dog With Serious Burn Arrives At Austin Pets Alive! For Treatment
Jul 19, 2016
Dog With Serious Burn Arrives at Austin Pets Alive! For Treatment
July 19, 2016 (Austin, TX)- A dog with a serious burn arrives at Austin Pets Alive! for treatment. Wentworth, a young male dog with a severe burn on his entire back arrived at APA! today to begin treatment and recuperation.
“When we see an injury like this, we have to assume it was deliberate,” said Dr. Ellen Jefferson, Executive Director of APA!. “Someone poured a caustic substance on the dog or left him in the sun, causing this terrible burn.”
Wentworth will go straight to the APA! medical clinic where he will be evaluated and a treatment plan prepared. This may include antibiotics, pain medications and long-term rehabilitation including hydrotherapy.
“Although Wentworth is likely in a lot of pain, he seems to be in good spirits,” said Jefferson. “This is a positive indicator that he can recover completely,” said Jefferson.
APA! is seeking donations to help offset the costs of Wentworth’s treatment, which will be extensive, and also looking for a foster home with no other pets or small children, so that Wentworth has a quiet place to recover.
Austin Pets Alive! is a 501(c) 3 (nonprofit) organization. Austin Pets Alive! is focused on helping the healthy and treatable pets at risk of euthanasia at city shelters. Our mission is to promote and provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals.