Abused Dog Up For Adoption
They say that "every dog has his day"... tomorrow will be "mercy's." In September, we brought you Mercy's miraculous story-- she was nearly choked to death by a man in the parking lot of The Polos apartment complex in Gainesville. To date, the attacker has not been identified. Two young girls described him as a 5-foot-10 to 6-foot white male of medium build with brown hair and a tattoo between his shoulder blades. Alachua County Animal Services is offering a $5000 reward for anyone with information that leads to his arrest.
Meanwhile-- "Mercy" is getting ready for the next stage of her life. Some say she's a lab mix but all they really know for sure is she's about a year old...and she's adorable. Just looking at her, you wouldn't believe all she's been through this year. Lindsey Hidenrite, the Vice President Helping Hands Pet Rescue said "she came to us pretty unresponsive with a head fracture and multiple fractured ribs."
CJ Hall, Mercy's foster dad said "Mercy was brought in to the emergency clinic where we work, she was in really bad shape." He added "it probably took about a month for her to get over the major injuries. We are hoping she can go to a family that understands that she's going to need some training, a lot of socialization exercise and hopefully other big dogs she can maybe let off some of her energy with."
Mercy is completely healed now...so she's ready to find a new home. Hidenrite said "because of her past, she has some things that need to be worked on but as long as she gets a family that really loves her and is willing to work on those things with her, she's definitely going to be a great addition to any family."
Mercy will be officially placed up for adoption tomorrow. You can find her at pet smart in butler plaza starting at 11am. But who knows how long she'll be there!
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