Chicago, IL – On Monday morning, the rescue group caring for a grievously injured dog who was found collapsed on the street, released devastating news to those following his progress. Last week, a good Samaritan found the injured dog and rushed him to a veterinarian for care.
Since that time, he has been under the wing of the One Tail at a Time Rescue. Early Monday, the rescue agency said the words that nobody wanted to hear, “Run free, Hercules. We lost him last night.”
Nobody knows how Hercules was injured, but the rescue group believes that he may have been attacked by dogs after escaping from his home. They explain:
We have been gathering info and while we are not certain, we believe Hercules got loose from his home and was attacked by dogs. We don’t believe any of his injuries were the result of humans.
The prognosis for Hercules’ recovery had been guarded, and indications that he might not survive were observed over the weekend. The rescue group had posted a concerning update reading, “We unfortunately have a tough update to share today. Overnight Herc’s condition worsened and the sepsis we have been worried about is now a very real threat.”
Hercules did not make it, but not for a lack of trying. In the end, he was surrounded by people who loved him and did their utmost to save his life.
Rest easy Hercules.