Wednesday, December 11 2013 10:13 PM EST2013-12-12 03:13:18 GMT
Police are investigating a possible case of animal cruelty after a dog was found bleeding from the neck in the Middletown area.Lower Swatara Township Police received a call about an injured dog on WednesdayMore >>
Police are set to file charges in a violent case of animal cruelty after a dog was found bleeding from the neck in the Middletown area. More >>
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (WHTM) -
A dog that had its neck slit before it was left to die in a wooded area near Middletown this week is now eating well and walking around, according to a veterinarian caring for the animal.
Dr. Glenn Book of Londonderry Animal Hospital said the unnamed dog will need a few more weeks of recovery before he is back to full strength and the stitches in his neck can be removed.
Book said people have already expressed interest in helping and even adopting the dog.
"The number of phone calls this morning has really kind of humbled us all," Book said Thursday morning. "We've had, I believe, five donors so far that have called in, making donations towards his care."
Lower Swatara Township police said tips generated on abc27's Facebook led them to two people who confessed to cutting the dog's neck with a hunting knife before leaving it along Stoner Drive.
Officers who responded to a report of an injured dog Wednesday morning were able to stop the bleeding and get the 80-pound mixed breed to the animal
hospital for emergency treatment.
Investigators expected to file charges in the case later in the day.