A dog given away for free on Facebook turned up two weeks later at a shelter with bite marks to the alarm of a rescue group.
Happy Tails Animal Rescue shared Trixie’s heartbreaking story to caution dog owners to never advertise their dogs for free online. As someone just advertised his dog for free on Facebook and 2 weeks later, she went to the shelter with serious injuries and bite marks on her face!
“THIS IS WHY YOU NEVER GIVE YOUR DOG AWAY ‘FREE TO GOOD HOME’
Trixie is a young, loving 6-month-old pup who has already seen the absolute horrors this world has to offer. Her old owner couldn’t care for her son gave her away on a Facebook page to what he thought was a ‘good home’. The disgusting humans who posed as a ‘good home’ promptly blocked Trixie’s old owner so he couldn’t check in on her. And 2 weeks passed by before Trixie showed up at the local pound with horrific facial injuries.
In this picture, you will see how puffed this poor baby’s face is… she had been used as a ‘bait dog’ to train dogfighting dogs. We can’t even understand the panic and pain this girl bore in those couple of weeks after they gave up on her to a “good home”.
Once we heard about Trixie’s story, we picked her up from the pound. And had her driven the 6-hour-trip to Brisbane. Apparently, her swelling has faded but there is still a lot of scars. And we were keeping her under intensive care. And now, she is now at our vet’s getting another check-up.
Trixie is looking for a loving home, preferably with NO other animals as she has handled so much pain. So, she needs to recover in calm circumstances. Where she can know that humans won’t cause her any harm again. We think sooner or later she’ll be fine with other dogs. But for now, she is still worried, restless and scared. So, she would be better in a home with no other pets.
If you can help give this pup another chance at life… one without suffering and terror but just love and training… please let us know ASAP! Trixie is now in the Brisbane/Ipswich area!
“And also please remember if you have absolutely no choice and need to rehome your pet… always go through a rescue group or shelter. You never can be sure who you are giving your precious pet to otherwise!”
RSPCA Queensland is investigating Trixie’s case, and the sweet dog is in safe hands.
Trixie has found a foster home in Brisbane, Queensland and is doing very well. She is still receiving treatment for the lacerations to ensure they don’t become infected and will be looking for a forever home when she has fully recovered.