REDMOND, Ore. -
A dog found Monday in Terrebonne with extensive, severe injuries, apparently from being dragged behind a car, is undergoing treatment but may not survive, authorities said Wednesday as they asked the public for clues to find whoever did it.
BrightSide Animal Center on Tuesday took in and treated the neutered male black-and-white pit bull, discovered Monday by Deschutes County sheriff's deputies on Smith Rock Way in Terrebonne.
The dog was taken to a local veterinary clinic to house until it could be transferred to BrightSide on Tuesday when the shelter opened.
BrightSide’s veterinarian, Dr. Cheryl Byrd, is an experienced emergency veterinarian and has seen prior cases such as this one, but said this is the worst one she had ever seen.
The dog’s extensive injuries are life-threatening and it is not known at this time if the dog will recover, the center said.
Byrd performed the first surgery Tuesday to try to help the dog, but he is facing multiple surgeries, as well as a long post-operative recovery period -- if he is able to survive the next few days.
"About two-thirds of the dog's body was burned, scraped and horrifically injured from being dragged." the shelter reported Wednesday.
The sheriff's office said Wednesday it is actively investigating the case and following up on a number of leads.
It also is asking anyone with about this dog and the circumstances that caused him to be so horribly injured to contact Deputy Laura Conard at 541-388-0170, or to give the information to BrightSide Animal Center at 541-923-0882.
You can also provide tips through our Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-877-876-TIPS or the form on KTVZ.COM's Crime Stoppers page. You can remain anonymous, and you could receive a cash reward.
To help the dog, donate to BrightSide at: http://brightsideanimals.org/donations/contributions/.
The local nonprofit 31Paws will match the first $2,500 in donations received.
Source: KTVZ.com/ July 24
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