It wasn't a cat up a tree that authorities had to rescue this week. This time it was a dog with a gruesome injury.
According to the Charleston Post and Courier, Kay Hyman with the Charleston Animal Society said the male Staffordshire terror mix was impaled and dangling from a tree on Wadmalaw Island for about 24 hours before someone walking in the area found him.
"It’s miraculous that he’s alive," Hyman told the newspaper. "I’ve never seen anything like that."
I seriously thought that after 22 yrs in animal welfare that I had seen it all! Nope! This is beyond reasoning. pic.twitter.com/8Iql00ccds— Chas Animal Society (@Adoptatcas) May 5, 2015
According to the society's news release, no foul play is suspected in the incident.
"It is believed the dog ran up the tree after an animal and slipped," the society stated on Facebook.
The dog was rescued by animal control officers and is currently on antibiotics, pain medication and fluids. He was microchipped and his owners were contacted.
Just got off phone Vet doesnt think the bladder or intestines were punctured! Me is on Iv drip & resting comfortably! pic.twitter.com/zyoBpCogC8— Chas Animal Society (@Adoptatcas) May 5, 2015
"This was a close call for this pet, and we are doing everything possible to save him," Charleston Animal Society Senior Director of Veterinary Care Lucy Fuller said in a statement Monday of the dog in guarded condition.
Watch this news report from WCIV-TV about the incident:
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