Stuffed in a Crate, Left Outside To Suffer and Die – Katniss Everdeen

10/30/14  katniss:10:30:14 katniss10:30:14 katnisscageThis puppy was dumped and left for dead. Her 12 pound body consisting of nothing but skeleton was literally crammed into a tiny cage by the street in front of an abandoned home in Detroit. It was pouring rain on top of her as she laid in a fetal position on the hard plastic tray. Her temperature was 10 degrees below normal, her body cold, wet, and saturated in urine. She has pustules and staph infection from urine scald on her vulva.
There is no expression or reaction from her…. just a blank empty stare. Her eyes are filled with fear and sadness. She can’t stand without assistance and her growth is stunted from severe malnourishment and intentional starvation. She flinches as if she’d been hit regularly. We suspect that someone tortured this puppy and then left her to die a slow miserable death.
My heart broke when I saw her and I could not hold back the tears or disgust for the inhumane behavior inflicted on this innocent baby from what we call humans. The doctor and the staff immediately tried to stabilize and comfort her, getting her warm blankets, giving her love, and talking to her gently..
We will update everyone once we know more, but for now please pray that we can eventually repair some of the damage that has been done to her broken spirit.
Thank God for the woman driving by who stopped to save this puppy because I cannot imagine how many people ignored her lifeless body and just kept going. The woman was an Angel for this baby girl, and now that we have her in our care we will do everything possible to provide her everything she will ever need. Gina

Update:  I just cooked her some ground hamburger and rice and i will be bringing it up to her shortly. The staff is taking very good care of her and she is getting lots of love. Her blood work and tests show a mild infection that we are treating. We are giving her lots of fluids for hydration, vitamin B, and several small feedings spread out. Thank you all for the love and support. Gina

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2 comments on “Stuffed in a Crate, Left Outside To Suffer and Die – Katniss Everdeen

  1. We met Katniss in hopes that we may be the lucky family to take her home and I just wanted to say she deserves so much more than she had gotten and I hope my family is the one to give it to her. Katniss is a sweetheart and has stolen my daughter Cassidy’s heart. She is an angle sent from heaven and I hope she will be able to be called a Pakkala some day. Thank you Gina, from the entire Pakkala family. We love you Katniss!! <3 Good luck on your road to recovery!

  2. We met Katniss in hopes that we may be the lucky family to take her home and I just wanted to say she deserves so much more than she had gotten and I hope my family is the one to give it to her. Katniss is a sweetheart and has stolen my daughter Cassidy’s heart. She is an angle sent from heaven and I hope she will be able to be called a Pakkala some day. Thank you Gina, from the entire Pakkala family. We love you Katniss!! <3 Good luck on your road to recovery!

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