Puppy abandoned outside humanitarian society takes a ‘turn for the worse’


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Liam, the puppy found outside the Kentucky Humanitarian Society furless, covered in sores and looking “emaciated and miserable” took a “turn for the worse” today, KHS said on Facebook.

“We’re heartbroken that Liam – the puppy who was left in a cardboard box at KHS on Friday – took a bad turn,” the post read. “This morning he tested positive for parvovirus. Our team rushed him to a veterinary hospital, where he receives 24-hour emergency care in their quarantine room. “

The Humane Society began sharing the puppy’s story on Monday, when they announced that they had found a sealed box with duct tape with holes punched out and the words “FIND HELP” written on it.

“The young dog’s inflamed skin was raw and swollen from the infection, he was missing most of his fur and he was bloody from the sores covering his thin body,” the first post read. “He was so weak from demodicosis and malnutrition that he couldn’t even stand on his own.”

The Puppy Story has received thousands of reactions, comments and shares on Facebook and has also raised over $ 10,000 for the Humane Society.

The latest update states that Liam has been taken to the veterinary hospital and the Human Society will share more news when they get it.

“Since Liam’s immune system is already so compromised by demodectic mange and poor nutrition, we don’t know if he has the strength to pull through,” the post read. “Please keep Liam – an Irish name meaning ‘guardian’ – in your thoughts and prayers. And please, if you have puppies at home, get them vaccinated! Parvo is an extremely serious virus that can kill unvaccinated dogs and spreads very easily. Thanks for caring about little Liam. We will share more news when we have it.

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