Friends, the heartbreak seems to be never ending. Sadly, we have to introduce you to Junior. This sweet soul was found laying in someone's yard in Marshalls Creek. They saw the horrific condition Junior was in and called the State Police, who then brought him straight into the loving arms of AWSOM.
This gentle boy was so bleary eyed, despondent and weak that he could barely walk. Junior is one of the worst cases of emaciation we've seen. He is so skinny that his bones are starting to break through the skin in his rear end. Combine that with how weak his back legs are and we are guessing that he was likely kept confined to a small cage for a long period of time.
Not only is Junior starving, many of his teeth are broken and seem to be painful. But boy oh boy, that did not stop him from eating. He lapped up the small amount of food we put in front of him in just one gulp. Watching him eat like that just broke our hearts to think about how long it's been since he last ate.
We put Junior at around 6-7 years old and he is the sweetest, most grateful Pitbull in the world right now. As you can see in one of the photos, his skin was totally infested with fleas and ticks. The smell of urine on his body was so strong that we had to wipe him down right away, which by the way, is another indication that he was confined to a small cage over a long period of time.His skin is a mess right now and we don't know if it's allergies to food, urine or whatever else could be going on with him.
As usual, we need your help to care for this boy, and the many other neglected, abused and abandoned animals in Monroe County. Our kennels are so chock full of discarded dogs and forgotten cats and every time we build up our Yelp for Help fund, it's depleted almost immediately. We just can't keep up. This is where you, our loyal and dedicated AWSOM supporters, come in. We need you. Junior needs you. Please donate to Junior's fund and help us give him, and the others, the care they so desperately need. We can't do this without you.
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