Puppy 'burnt to a crisp' using chemicals and dumped in a garbage bag outside McDonald's outlet
An unknown person found the severely wounded female puppy, now named Hope, outside a McDonald's and took her to the Appalachian Veterinary Hospital located in Newport, Tennessee
In a shocking incident, an eight-week-old puppy was found "burnt to a crisp" outside a McDonald's outlet in the US by a kindhearted stranger in a case that has been described by many as "beyond heinous".
An unknown person found the severely wounded female puppy and took her to the Appalachian Veterinary Hospital located in Newport, Tennessee. The little animal was later taken to the Friends Animal Shelter in Cocke County.
The staff at the shelter nursed the puppy back to health. They have also named her Hope. The Daily Mail reported that vets at the animal hospital had said that 50% of Hope's body was covered in severe chemical burns when she was first dropped off.
Elisha Henry, the director of Friends Animal Shelter, said: "This is beyond heinous. She had burns all over her abdomen, her ear was basically a potato chip, just crispy. Her tongue was in half... Her eyes were hurt." A police report regarding the animal abuse was filed at the Newport Police Department.
Henry said that her shelter then turned the traumatized puppy over to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, which is based in Asheville, North Carolina. The organization immediately launched a fundraising campaign to pay for Hope's medical expenses.
According to the campaign website, the money raised will go towards her medical expenses and will fund pain medication, antibiotics, topical ointments, wound flushes, and a surgery to remove dead tissue from the puppy's ear and tongue. The group has been able to raise more than $4,000 of the initial $2,000 goal.
A note that was added to the website reads: "We are so thankful for all of the support we've received to help Hope heal from the awful abuse she endured. With your support, we'll be able to give her any unforeseen care she may require.
"We'll also be able to help more animals like her, who are healing from their own physical and emotional traumas. With your help, they'll get to live the loved and healthy lives they deserve. From the bottoms of our hearts — thank you!"
The Knoxville News Sentinel reported that a man from Newport has already adopted Hope and will be picking her up from the animal rescue after she has fully recovered from her horrific injuries.