Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue regularly receives calls about dogs in need of help, but this puppy needed help fast if he was to survive.
After receiving an emergency call, animal rescuers immediately contacted the Detroit Police Department’s 6th Precinct for assistance in rescuing the puppy.
They found the tiny young puppy, covered in feces, sitting in a wire crate placed outside.
Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue writes on Facebook, “Tonight we received an emergency call about a puppy sitting outside in a wire crate covered in feces. Our team immediately reached out to our friends at Detroit Police Station 6 for help, and within minutes they arrived on the scene and picked up the puppy.”
When Bessie was removed from the crate, it was clear that the poor puppy had been starved and was severely malnourished.
The officers gently cuddled the puppy and wrapped him in a warm blanket before handing him over to the Detroit Pit Crew, who rushed him to the veterinary clinic for care.
The Detroit Pit Crew is very grateful to the “heroes at DPD who are doing all they can for the pups.”
Once at the hospital, the Detroit Pit Crew shared news of Bessie’s condition the next day and reported that her condition was very bad.
“Her body condition is terrible, as she is about 6 months old and weighs 14 pounds,” the rescuers wrote. “We rushed her to the veterinary clinic last night, where she tested negative for parvo, and her blood test results showed she was dehydrated and had a high white blood cell count.”
Apparently, despite the horrible ordeal, Bessie is feeling better even after just one night of care. In one of the photos taken at the hospital, she looks alert and hopeful.
Bessie’s health will now be monitored and she will continue to receive treatment. The Detroit Pit Crew writes, “We are happy to report that overall Bessie is feeling better today and is looking forward to her new better life.”
To support Bessie in her recovery and the work of Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue, please visit their website and Facebook page.