BALTIMORE - Somebody left a 6 month old puppy for dead in Cherry Hill Wednesday but thanks to some quick thinking by a good Samaritan, she might have a shot at a new life.
The dog was brought into BARCS Wednesday afternoon before she was sent off to a specialty shelter in South Carolina.
It is a simple fact, BARCS gets a lot of these cases.
So much so the animals are often named for the street where they were found. It was in an alley behind the quiet street in Cherry Hill where Deacon would get her name.
The puppy was found was a severe case of mange and skin infection.
"We see a lot of horrible things here and she is probably one of the worst cases our staff has had to see and deal with in a while, in quite a while," Debby Rahl, of BARCS, said.
Deacon was within an inch of her young life, unable to walk when a stranger found her. The passerby picked her up and immediately took her to BARCS.
Vets here quickly determined she would need a rehab that BARCS could not provide. So they called on their familiar friends at Noah’s Ark Rescue in South Carolina.
By 4 a.m., Deacon became the latest neglected Baltimore dog to get a fighting chance at the rescue.
"Fairly frequently we get pretty bad cases which this little pup was one of the worst and it was very heartbreaking," Rahl said.
It would likely take months for the retriever mix to make any significant recovery.
But if you know anything about this case in Cherry Hill, you are asked to call Baltimore City Animal Control at (410) 396-4698.