Severely neglected dog being treated at BluePearl

10:05 AM, Jul 5, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida -- Freedom is making improvements at BluePearl Veterinary Partners, but still has a long way to go.

The approximately, 8-year-old, female miniature pincher was found by Polk County Animal Services last week and turned over to the rescue group.

PHOTOS: Severely neglected dog being treated at BluePearl 
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On Thursday, vets reported the dog, Canine Estates named "Freedom" in honor of the July 4 holiday, is currently on IV treatment and did eat a little but is receiving IV supplements to help with lack of food consumption.

Freedom received her ultrasound on July 4 which unfortunately showed that she may need surgery. She may have an infection and is now on antibiotics. Her left eye produces no tears and the left eye may have to be removed and her right eye will most likely need surgery to gain some sight. Freedom does have a spot on her lung, but it is most likely scarring. 

BluePearl still has high hopes for Freedom but they are still in much need of funding. 

"Since coming on-board with Canine Estates, this is the worst case I've seen personally," said Alexis Campbell, a volunteer with Canine Estates. "Any help from the public would be greatly appreciated." 

Anyone wishing to donate, should visit http://www.canineestates.com or contact the organization at 727-483-1289 or 727-422-3037. 

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