Abandoned, Severely Burned Pomeranian Seeks Home
Mountain Pleasant Animal Hospital Treating Him
POSTED: 12:22 pm EDT July 23, 2006
UPDATED: 1:17 pm EDT July 23, 2006
NEWTOWN, Conn. -- An abdandoned, severely burned Pomeranian has been found wandering the streets of Newtown, NBC 30 reported.
Veterinarians at the Mount Pleasant Hospital for Animals told NBC 30 that the tiny 2-year-old dog has severe burns over 25 percent of his body.
No one seems to know how it happened, or to whom he belongs, the vets said, and they would like to place what they call the "miracle pup" in a good home.
Veterinarians said the burns appeared to be the result of hot oil or extremely hot water. But they said they dont think it's a case of animal cruelty.
They've been taking care of the injured dog at the animal hospital since he was found wandering a street in Newtown.
"What happens with these types of burns is that [the animals] lose electrolytes, and they lose protein. So we've been managing that to make sure he's on a high-carbohydrate, high-protein type of diet, one vet told NBC 30.
The vets at Mount Pleasant have been calling him Pom Pom.
They said he has a charming personality.
If you're interested in possibly adopting him, or helping with the medical costs, you can contact the Mount Pleasant hospital for animals in Newtown.