Manatee Bradenton Fl. stray rescued after being attacked by a machete. Rave this if you feel those who abuse animals are the lowest form of humanity
According to the Bradenton Patch, Joel Richmond the enforcement supervisor of Manatee County Animal Services, stated it was the most severe case of animal cruelty in the county he had ever seen. A reward of more than $600 has been offered by the Animal Network for information about the culprit who attacked the innocent dog now named Axel by his rescuers. The reward amount offered has been increasing
The person responsible for this heinous crime faces felony animal cruelty charges.
A concerned neighbor notified Humane Officer Steve Bell about the brown and white dog with a visible gash in his skull walking down the street. The extremely sweet dog walked right over to the officer when called. The dog was rushed to the Beach Veterinary Clinic, and Luke Bergland, DVM for emergency treatment.
Happily the dog's prognosis looks promising, and he is expected to recover after receiving 40 stitches. BayNews 9.com stated Axel's injuries had damaged his sinus cavity, but fortunately there was no damage to his brain, and although the dog was brutally axed by someone, Axel is showing no signs of aggression. (Isn't that just like a forgiving dog?)
UPDATE: No Kill Manatee County is hosting a celebration this week as Axel, the dog who was hit in the head and left wandering with a gaping injury,goes to his foster home.
No Kill Manatee is inviting the community to come out and say so long to Axel. He will leave his friends at Beach Veterinary Clinic on Jan. 9, where he has convalesced since he was found with his injury in November. From there he will make a stop at Lucky Dog Restaurant where owners and friends put together a Facebook Page for Axel.
Then they will head to Manatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St. W., Palmetto, where Axel will meet his new foster mom, trainer Trisha Robinson of Dawg Phonics. Axel will also will meet his fans and be reunited with Animal Services officer Steve Bell, who rescued him and took him straight to Beach Vet.
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