This is the most heartbreaking story. It is hard to see how horrible people can be in their treatment of animals - but Franky is also a testimony to the goodness in people and the resilience of animals who have been abused.
The Montgomery County Angel Fund is 100% committed to paying for whatever it takes to help save Franky and prepare him for his best life. Please consider donating. And thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone at Montgomery County Animal Care and Control and Sango Veterinary and the others who have helped save him.
Shared from Montgomery County Animal Shelter...
We always like to get awareness out about identifying and reporting animal abuse and animal fighting. We have a story that hits real close to home and just reinforces the need for everyone to please report abuse to your local law enforcement and animal control agencies.
This is Franky and he was reported as a HBC (Hit By Car) case, however, when our officers arrived to a group of caring individuals who stopped to watch over Franky until we arrived, it was apparent this was not a HBC case. Upon close inspection Franky's entire left side of his head and neck were torn apart as was a good portion of his right side and both ears. Franky's wounds were also infested with maggots and dead tissue which made it apparent he had been in this state for at least a few days. We quickly transported Franky to Sango Veterinary Clinic where their staff was awesome in providing quick care t Franky.
We are confident that Franky's wounds were a result of him being a Bait Dog. A bait dog is basically a punching back for dogs being trained to fight or to test the aggression of other dogs. Bait dogs normally do not fight back and are tied to a fence or tree to prevent them from running off. In most instances a bait dog is mauled or killed in the process. Somehow Franky survived his ordeal suffering blood loss, infection, and severe wounds to his head and neck.
Dr. Whitbeck and her awesome team are working diligently on helping Franky make a full recovery and the Sango Vet staff have already taken it upon themselves to all be involved in Franky's care from treats, to walks to lots of love. Dr. Whitbeck stated the Franky has no interest in cats or dogs and is a sweetheart.
This all brings to light the importance of strong anti-animal cruelty laws not only in Tennessee but throughout the country and stiffer penalties for violators. Please keep Franky in your thoughts and we will keep you posted on his progress. Franky is going to need a special place as he has a great deal of ongoing vet care and recovery ahead of him but he has already shown a very strong will to survive and the need to be loved.
If you are interested in helping Franky or many of our other pets that need serious vet care, please visit the Montgomery County Angel Fund page at www.mcangelfund.org or their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/mongtomerycountyangelfund/
We also want to thank all those caring individuals who stopped to render aid to Franky and block traffic until we could arrive to prevent any further harm coming to him. You were awesome and thank you for caring!
UPDATE APRIL 19, 2019
Franky had surgery today to close the wounds on his head. He is resting comfortably now and in the good hands of the loving staff at Sango Veterinary Hospital. As we reported before, The MC Angel Fund is committed to covering all the veterinary costs associated with Franky’s road to recovery. In addition to surgery, Franky is also heart worm positive and monochrid. We will have a better idea of all the costs next week. As of today, we have had 36 donations totaling over $2,500! The outpouring of support for Franky has been truly inspirational. Please continue to follow Franky’s journey with us.
UPDATE APRIL 28, 2019
COME MEET FRANKY - DOG FIGHT AWARENESS EVENT
SUNDAY, APRIL 29TH 2-4 PM - SANGO VETERINARY HOSPITAL, CLARKSVILLE, TN
Thank you to all who came out to meet Franky today. He is so inspiring and such a little angel. It truly takes a village – and The Angel Fund is proud to be a part of this one. Thank you to everyone at Montgomery County Animal Care and Control and at Sango Veterinary Clinic for your continued love and support of Franky and all the other animals of need in Montgomery County. If you were there today and have some good pictures - please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to share the Franky love!