Chicago, IL – A severely wounded dog is receiving care after a kind person found him collapsed on the street. According to One Tail at a Time Rescue, the good Samaritan rushed the injured dog to a veterinarian for care.
The rescue agency said that the dog has a necrotic head wound and a “very swollen face.” In a social media post, the rescue group said that the dog’s name is Hercules, and he is 12 years old. The agency reached out to the public with the hope of finding Hercules’ owner and information about what happened to him.
Hours later, the rescue agency updated worried Facebook followers with Hercules’ condition, writing:
Unfortunately he has a long fight ahead of him and we do not know if he will make it. His body is covered in puncture wounds, likely bite wounds from other dogs. He is missing a lot of skin, and his left ear is down to the cartilage. There are literal maggots crawling out of the wounds on his head.
If he survives he will need ongoing care for his wounds, including debridement and skin grafts. He will also need surgery on his ears.
At this point in time, it is unclear if Hercules will survive, but the rescue group and veterinary staff are doing their utmost to give him a fighting chance.
Donations for his care can be made here.
Follow the rescue group on Facebook at this link.