- An abused dog who was found by a concerned citizen in the streets of Chicago was rescued and is undergoing intensive treatment
- Trio Animal Foundation who responded to rescue considers the dog's case as one of the worst that they have handled
- Netizens expressed sympathy to the dog through social media
Trio Animal Foundation considers Augustus’ case as one of the worst cases of abuse they have handled. The dog, having a gunshot wound, chemical burns, and is starving so bad, has experienced an undoubtedly traumatic experience.
When a concerned citizen found Augustus walking down a street in Chicago, he immediately called the police. The police then pleaded for assistance and Trio immediately responded.
In Trio’s Facebook post, chunks of fur and skin were falling off the dog’s body because of chemical burns as they were walking him to the emergency room. He was having large wounds that are already deep that blood drips from it and his bones are already visible as it is pushed against his skin.
The medical team determined that the dog’s starvation was starting to affect his organs. Aside from chemical burns, they also found a gunshot wound on Augustus’ back foot and an infected sore on his backside due to constant pressure.
The team stated that the dog is really not in good shape but they are treating him in the intensive care unit. They added that Augustus will need a blood transfusion when they found out that is red blood cells are low and that he is severely anemic. The team is looking at the possibility of blood poisoning as well.
They gave the dog IV fluids, antibiotics, and pain medications as they started treating his burned skin and sores. The medical team said in their Facebook post: "While many of his test results are not back yet, and some tests will be repeated to check for any signs of improvement (or even decline), we know that our boy is in really bad shape."
Netizens expressed their sympathy for Augustus through social media. One Facebook user said: “I pray that he makes so that he will know and enjoy life the way it should be. Bless you all for loving and caring for him.”
Another netizen donated for Augustus’ treatment and commented: “Horrible people. Bless you for your work. I happily donated.”
“I've seen some horrific animal abuse on Facebook but this just leaves me speechless. I cannot find words adequate to describe how I feel for this poor baby. Hang on in there beautiful soul & I shall be thinking about you here in the UK ❤️xx,” a Facebook user from the United Kingdom said.
The organization said that they are working hard to give Augustus a full recovery and that they will not give up on him as he has not given up. - Kami Media