From Red Lake Rosie's blog:
Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue received a recorded message that there was a dog on this lady’s porch that was cut up with what she suspected was a machete. She left her name and referenced a call she had made to me two days ago regarding her new neighbor who she allegedly saw pour hot water on her other dog. In her voice message she said, “I don’t know if the dog will live or not, but he is lying on my porch.”
We had no idea where this person lived, and an effort to reach her by phone was futile. With subzero temperatures to compound the problem, we knew we had to find the dog quickly or it would likely die. We then turned to an idea that Facebook might help. We posted an urgent plea for anyone in Red Lake who knew this person to call Red Lake Rosie’s. What a pleasant surprise when people started helping. Then Aris called, and she knew this person and where she lived.
Dan quickly responded to help and he and Aris went to the residence and rescued a young black male juvenile lab about 8 months old with parts of his skin missing and infected. They thought the story about the machete and possible skinning was the problem. Dan drove the dog he named Marcus to the Animal Care Clinic in Bemidji where it was determined that it was a hot grease burn that caused the damage. On investigating further, there was one other dog on the property with fewer but some similar lesions and we now suspect the lady did not witness hot water being poured on the dog, but rather hot grease.
We are hoping that we can follow up with law enforcement on this situation.
The good news is that Marcus is stabilized, warm, and had his wounds cleaned and is on antibiotics and pain medication. He will have to remain at the Animal Care Clinic in Bemidji until we find a program that will take this nice boy and give him an indoor home during his recovery. We do not have the facility to care for a burn here at the shelter.
Thank you all for your prayers, concern and help. A special thank you to Aris and Dan for their kindness in spite of the bad weather. They dropped everything and helped Marcus.
To make a donation to help with Marcus' treatment, send to:
ARVSS PO Box 925 Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Happily Ever After!!
This is Willow... one of the first adoptions ARVSS did! These two (on the left) have grown up together! Awwww... here is a note from mom:
I just wanted to write a quick note to let you know I'm doing well. I still miss my foster mother Margaret! The picture is of me with my brothers. The one on top is the one some were afraid I wouldn't like; the little white one is the BEST chew toy ever! Life is great! THANK you for saving my life... and the lives of so many of my friends. Please tell Red Lake Rosie I said 'Hello!'