(edited because even the title was disturbing to me. thanks! Michelle)
Dog Stable After Being Dragged, Stabbed, Burned
8:00 a.m. CDT April 17, 2006
DALLAS - A young pit bull is recovering from animal abuse, which included being dragged, stabbed and doused with chemicals. The dog was found bleeding and terrified near an apartment complex at Preston Road and Belt Line Road by two young men. The pair dropped off the shaking and terrified dog at the Operation Kindess shelter.
Authorities did not reveal the name of the apartment complex for fear of compromising their case.
Officials at the shelter named the dog Mercy and are crediting the two young men with saving the dog's life.
"It was horrifying," said Jonnie England with Operation Kindness. "One side looks like she'd been drug behind a car. The other side looks like multiple stab wounds."
Investigators are just beginning to look into the abuse but are hoping a person who they know witnessed the abuse will help them out.
This is "one of the worst cases of apparent abuse that we have seen," said England. "The vet thought that she had suffered chemical burns on her body and inside her ears," said England.
Mercy is now in stable condition, but not in the clear.
"The entire top layer of skin is just gone in so many places that the concern is infection setting into those wounds," England said.
The Dallas Police Deparment may soon become involved in investigating the case, which could take several weeks, NBC 5 reported.
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