PHOENIX - A severely injured Rottweiler is recovering after he was rescued off the street by a Phoenix police officer and treated at a Valley animal shelter.
According to a press release from Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA, the dog was found lying by the side of the road near 28th and Van Buren streets with extensive injuries.
When the officer arrived at the shelter the dog was covered in lacerations and actively bleeding. One of his ears was almost completely severed.
A veterinarian determined that the dog, about 6 years old, was most likely attacked by a group of dogs.
The dog was treated and clinic staff watched over him from the time he arrived, shortly after 7 a.m. until about 8 p.m. that night.
Named “Abe” by the staff, he fought for his life and was eventually able to move into an office of an AAWL employee.
In spite of being shy and medicated, he began to approach people in the hallway outside the office.
Abe continues to recover and staff says he’s a very sweet dog, in spite of all he’s been through.
When Abe is sufficiently recovered he will be available for adoption at AAWL & SPCA.
If you would like to help the non-profit with Abe’s medical expenses, go to their website and click on Donate/Medical Miracles Fund or call 602-273-6852.