Information sought on badly injured dog found on 33rd Street (Update: She’s recovering!)

12/13/2017 6:45 PM by

Veterinarians were able to stop hypothermia from setting in and cleaned up her multiple bite wounds earlier this week. The pit bull, estimated to be three or four years old, was given a new name (Penelope) Thursday morning before surgery. RACC Director Christie Chipps Peters told WTVR CBS 6 that the dozens of bite marks on the bit pull’s face and front legs are classic indicators that the animal was used to train other dogs for dog fighting.

From Richmond Animal Care and Control:

This little girl was found in Church Hill (N 33rd Street) yesterday morning. She was freezing and badly injured from what appears to be multiple bite wounds (both old and new)?

Officer Jones scooped her up and transported to VVC, where the team was able to stop the hypothermia and safely sedate to begin cleaning her up. What they uncovered will require weeks of carefully managed wound care.

We do not know if her eyes are salvageable and if her body will be able to fight the infection that has already set in. We need your help. Please consider making a donation to cover the cost of her care at

Please say a little prayer for her and share this picture in an effort to bring any information about this dog to RACC.

Someone knows how this happened, someone saw something and that someone can remain anonymous-please call 804-646-5573 or pm us on Facebook. Our officers are already working this investigation. We will keep you updated on her progress?? #weareyourcityshelter #helpushelpher



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