Severely abused, emaciated dog found, believed to be victim of dog fighting operation, officials say

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  • July 6, 2020
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An Upstate animal control agency sent out an urgent alert on Facebook Monday about a severely abused and neglected dog.Abbeville County Animal Services posted pictures of what appeared to be a pit bull that workers picked up Sunday night from Narrow Way in Calhoun Falls.According to the post, the dog spent the day at a veterinarian’s office being stabilized and treated. The dog was severely dehydrated and emaciated, both eyes are infected, both ears were badly cropped and severely infected, and his entire body is covered in puncture wounds that are infected, according to the post. “He has been very calm and has allowed us and the vet to handle him,” the post said. “He was muzzled as a precaution as he is in a lot of pain but has not shown any aggression.”The post said the dog has not been dog tested.”We believe he may have been used in a dog fighting operation,” the post said. Officials are asking Abbeville County residents to come forward with any information that could help them find his owners or any information about the operation of dogfighting in the county. The Humane Society of the United States offers a $5000 reward upon the conviction of a reported dogfighter, the post said.Anyone with information can call 864-366-2403 or 911.

An Upstate animal control agency sent out an urgent alert on Facebook Monday about a severely abused and neglected dog.

Abbeville County Animal Services posted pictures of what appeared to be a pit bull that workers picked up Sunday night from Narrow Way in Calhoun Falls.

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According to the post, the dog spent the day at a veterinarian’s office being stabilized and treated.

Neglected dog in Abbeville - Abbeville County Animal Services

Abbeville County Animal Services

The dog was severely dehydrated and emaciated, both eyes are infected, both ears were badly cropped and severely infected, and his entire body is covered in puncture wounds that are infected, according to the post.

“He has been very calm and has allowed us and the vet to handle him,” the post said. “He was muzzled as a precaution as he is in a lot of pain but has not shown any aggression.”

The post said the dog has not been dog tested.

“We believe he may have been used in a dog fighting operation,” the post said.

Officials are asking Abbeville County residents to come forward with any information that could help them find his owners or any information about the operation of dogfighting in the county.

The Humane Society of the United States offers a $5000 reward upon the conviction of a reported dogfighter, the post said.

Anyone with information can call 864-366-2403 or 911.