FRESNO, Calif. — A dog in Fresno is fighting to survive. A homeless woman found “Hope,” a 5 year old Doxie mix on Sunday night.
Her leg has been severed, she is emaciated and is also lactating.
“She should be nursing babies somewhere and those babies are not with her, so that is a whole other heartache,” said Brenda Mitchell, Co Founder of Animal Compassion Team.
Her rescuers call her “Hope.” In spite of all of her injuries and unimaginable pain, she is defying all odds.
“It looks like the leg has been ripped right off, it could have come from so many things, hit by car, attacked by an animal and we don’t want to imagine the other things that could have happened.”
On Sunday night she crawled into a homeless woman’s cardboard home off of Orange and Railroad avenue.
“A lot of dogs go away from people, so the fact that she was searching out for people means she is a sweet dog,” said Mitchell.
The homeless woman then biked her over to the animal compassion team in Fresno.
Now Hope is on pain meds. Veterinarians operate they will remove the dead tissue.
“We need to not turn away from these guys.”
Her operation will take place on Tuesday. The animal compassion team said this surgery will cost about $5,000 and they are accepting donations to help with the costs.
They also add that hope should be up for adoption in a few weeks.