Injured Dog in Bristol May Have Been Beaten

The dog was found Friday along Emilie Road. A local dispatcher is working to raise funds for the pooch.

A 40-pound mixed-breed dog found in Bristol Township on Friday is believed to have been beaten so hard that its eyes were knocked out of their sockets.

The dog, now being called Lady, was discovered by a shop owner in the 5300 block of Emilie Road in Bristol Township, the Bucks County Courier Times reported on Sunday.

According to the article, police called Bristol’s animal control officer who took the dog to CARES veterinary clinic where a doctor placed the dogs eyes back in their sockets. The dog has little chance of regaining full sight to both eyes.

A local county emergency dispatcher is currently taking care of the dog, according to an email sent to Patch. The dispatcher, Jessica Finnell, told the paper she hopes someone with more experience dealing with injured dogs can take care of Lady.

The about 7-year-old mutt also suffered skull fractures, believed to be caused by a beating with a baseball bat, the article stated.

Lady is expected to face a long and costly road to recovery.

A donation fund for the dog on the website ChipIn had already raised $570 dollars as of Sunday evening. Donations are still be collected on the site.

Data gathered from the Humain Society in 2007 shows that more than 64 percent of animal abuse cases involved dogs. The numbers also cite that violence among pit bull-type dogs is on the rise.


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terry renteria October 22, 2012 at 08:49 PM
what kind of monster could beat a innocent dog with a bat? I pray they will be caught!
Tom Sofield October 22, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Over $1,000 has been raised for the dog's treatment.
Tom Sofield October 23, 2012 at 02:39 AM
Courier Times reporter Jo Ciavaglia filed an update on the story late Monday night - http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/local/courier_times_news/for-the-love-of-a-lady/article_f090900d-2d01-584b-96f9-a7ef8a6499d6.html
Joanne Venturino October 23, 2012 at 01:33 PM
I just hope Karma rules in this case. Whoever did this to this poor baby girl needs the same thing happen to them. I hope they get violantly attacked by an armed robber who beats them beyond recognition and they never regain conscienceness. Even if it takes years . Loser.
Julie Ann October 23, 2012 at 07:55 PM
OMG.... that poor defenseless animal!!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE!?!?!?!? I am so sick to my stomach... and I hope to GOD karma comes back to get the SOB that did this to poor Lady!!! What a beautiful dog.... if I didn't already have three ruling my home... I would adopt her in a heartbeat! I pray that somebody gives her a loving home and the affection she deserves!!


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