Two tiny puppies arrive in terrible condtion at Joplin Humane Society
Two puppies arrived at the shelter on Monday in appalling condition after being dumped near a private residence and being left to fend for themselves. The shelter staff were shocked that the puppies, who they named Colby and Rose, were still alive with all the apparent injuries they had suffered. Rose was in the worst shape, with an open fracture of the femur. She had wounds that were severely infected that actually had maggots in them. She was covered with chiggers. One of her eyes had been punctured. The second pup, Jack, was in slightly better shape with an eye puncture, sores between his toes and also infested with chiggers. Rose got some immediate medical attention and was seen by the vet. She was taken into emergency surgery that evening but sadly her body was just too weak. Rose could not hang on; she sadly passed away. Colby is still fighting and despite his obvious lack of care or kindness from any human being, loves everyone and come to the front of his kennel to greet you. If you would like to help us help Colby and help cover the costs of care for him as well and help with Rose's expenses, you can donate here. These puppies are just two of more than 100 dogs under the age of 8 months that shelter staff is caring for every day. The shelter currently is providing care for 204 dogs with an additional 48 in foster care. It is only with your kind donations that we are able to continue helping special needs puppies like Colby and Rose. You can donate as little as $10 or as much as you are able by choosing the number of $10 donations to send.