A puppy, with mutilated ears, is getting a new lease on life after a good Samaritan rescued her this week in Corsicana, Texas. The pup, dubbed Collins, had been tossed aside like trash by someone who cared little, if at all, for her well-being.
Collins is recuperating at the Corsicana Veterinary Clinic. On Thursday, the clinic recounted the puppy’s heartbreaking story to its Facebook followers:
Monday afternoon, a client’s son came into the clinic holding this sad puppy and was visibly shaken. He was driving near Drane School when he watched a young boy walking by a residential trash can that was sitting at the curb on trash day waiting to be dumped. The boy stopped by the trash can like he heard something, then opened the bin, reached in and lifted out this puppy. She had been thrown away by someone!!
According to the clinic, the boy put the puppy on the ground and walked away. Thankfully, the good Samaritan who was watching the situation unfold immediately decided to pick her up and rushed her to the veterinary hospital for care.
The veterinary clinic made the decision to take the injured puppy in, and treat her injury. The clinic wrote, “After a thorough examination, it was obvious that her ears were very infected, she was infested with fleas, and extremely hungry.”
The local police department is working closely with the area animal control agency in an attempt to find out who the puppy belonged to, and who is responsible for her injuries.
The Corsicana Veterinary Clinic is hoping that Collins’ case will shine a light on animal cruelty – the clinic wrote:
“Of course, this case is an impossible one to follow through with, but we are determined to make it known that this type of treatment of animals in Navarro County will not be accepted. Collins is a living being who was left in the trash to die, and it doesn’t matter if there isn’t a person to prosecute, our community needs to know this is not ok, and we will NOT quietly allow it to happen.”
“We have to raise awareness on animal cruelty in our county, we have to have compassion and concern for these animals, and it has to stop NOW!”
If you’re interested in helping in Collin’s recovery, please call the clinic at 903-874-7226.
(Images via Corsicana Veterinary Clinic Facebook page)