Jefferson suffered abuse that no living creature should have to endure. He was found covered in burns, huge gaping holes in his legs, one leg with the bone showing through, and cuts all over his head and ears, his right eye wounded severely. He stank of pus and infection. Yet in spite of his horrendous injuries, in spite of the unbelievably cruel treatment he received from someone, he wagged his tail and greeted his rescuer with kisses.
And that rescuer pledged to Jefferson at that moment:
For once in my life I have no words. .. no words to express what I’m feeling right now.. no words to express how sorry I am that we failed you. All I can do is make you a promise – a promise that I will show you enough love and affection to try and make up for all the bad in your past. ..
Welcome to the family, Jefferson ♡”
The veterinarian’s update: His wounds are slowly healing. His spirits remain good but he has a long, slow road to recovery ahead of him. The prognosis for his right eye cannot be determined just yet, until he is healed and his immune system is better. We will keep you updated as he progresses. Keep him in your thoughts. Thank you for all your well wishes for him…they are much needed.
For more information, visit Speranza Animal Rescue’s Facebook page or visit the vet’s Facebook page to see graphic Photos of Jefferson’s injuries. Please donate for his care if you can. If you would like to donate to his medical care, you can call the veterinary clinic directly at 717-432-7031 or Speranza Animal Rescue has an PayPal account. Thank you, he needs your help and is so worth it! Please share his horrible story. He’s one of the lucky ones.
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