Update 8/22/2023: After the publication of this story, the shelter announced that Bebe died from her injuries. Rest in peace Bebe.
A Philadelphia rescue group is caring for a young puppy suffering from severe chemical burns. The eight-week-old puppy, dubbed Bebe, has burns covering a large portion of her body. According to the Philly Bully Team, Bebe’s skin was “falling off” when she was first taken in.
Days ago, the rescue organization said:
“Her skin is falling off”
That’s the only way to describe the absolutely horrific state of Bebes body. She’s tiny, she’s young, she’s just a baby. Yet, she has already suffered unimaginable abuse. Her back end and tummy are covered in chemical burns. Someone DID THIS to her. An innocent puppy.
Over the weekend, the rescue agency said that Bebe underwent surgery to remove the necrotic surgery from her body. Veterinary staff treating her are “confident” the burns, covering 50 percent of her body, are from a chemical.
Treating Bebe’s injuries comes with a great cost – in the thousands. But it is a cost the organization feels they must take on, saying:
We have already committed to Bebe and we believe that she deserves every chance in the world — unless her condition becomes unmanageable— and in that case, we would make a quality of life judgement call.
Find the organization’s Facebook page here to learn more about how you can support Bebe’s recovery.
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