April 29, 2016
In a shocking case of animal cruelty, a nearly-dead dog was found chocking and left to die.
The dog was tied to a post by a short leash and choke chain with no room to move without cutting off it's air.
The dog, which was found by a man walking his own dog, was struggling to breathe.
The chocolate lab named Bear, had his mouth taped shut so he could not bark and attract any help.
His eyes were swollen shut from being shot in the face and severely beaten.
Bear's injuries were so severe that he had to be transported to the University of Illinois veterinary clinic.
He has multiple fractures in his jaw, and will require extensive surgery to remove bone fragments, though the damage is so extensive that surgeons will not be able to repair the jaw.
Veterinarians think he will never be able to eat hard food again.
He suffers from a host of other medical conditions, including mange, dehydration, and eye infections.
His thyroid levels are currently so low that he will have to wait for his much-needed surgery.
While the owners of the dog have been found, they claim that Bear ran away one day prior to being found tied to a post.
However, dehydration, mange, and infection suggest that the dog had been neglected for a long time.
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