A pet rescue organization says a female pit bull mix in southeastern New Mexico, is recovering after someone poured acid on her.
This story illustrates yet again, how even abused dogs seem to forgive people – even dogs we refer to as pit bulls. In fact, it’s these dogs who may be the most common of victims.
The Hobbs News-Sun reported that animal advocate Pat Huntley said the injured dog was discovered last week after she wandered into a Lovington yard.
A local veterinarian said a dog is lucky to be alive after it survived an attack with acid.
The dog that was attacked was identified as a young pit bull and she’s recovering at Dal Paso Animal Hospital. The veterinarian who’s treating her said this kind of abuse isn’t especially uncommon.
The sweet dog named Stormy was left in severe pain after someone doused her with acid.
“In my opinion, this is just a horrible, horrible person that inflicted this damage to this dog,” Dr. Keith Cloward, the veterinarian treating Stormy, said.
It turned out Stormy had been missing for a week. She was stolen out of her own backyard. She was brought in Saturday by a pet rescue organization after she was found wandering in Lovington.
“Whatever chemical was placed on this dog has caused a caustic burn and that means superficial skin is gonna die and as it does you develop infection underneath the skin and we’re controlling that now,” Cloward said.
Cloward said she may have fallen victim to the cruel underground world of dog fighting.
“They’ll throw acid on the young puppy to see if it becomes vicious and attacks its litter mates,” he said. “The ones that do are kept and raised and trained to fight. The ones that are not are usually killed.”
Luckily for Stormy, she survived.
She’s already had one surgery and another is scheduled this week. Stormy is expected to make a full recovery.