An animal rescue group in Wichita is calling one dog’s journey from being chained outside a home for weeks one of the worse cases of animal abuse and neglect it has ever seen.
When Chevelle was rescued from a home in late October, those who work with Beauties & Beasts said they didn’t think he’d make it another night. According to the non-profit organization, he is now fighting for his life at a local veterinary hospital.
“He was chained, and he didn’t have access to water,” said Jennifer Sanders, a Beauties & Beasts board member and volunteer. “He smelled terrible, and the volunteer who transported him said it was a smell she’d never forget.” They discovered that he is missing a large portion of his tongue. and that tissue was already infected and necrotic.”
Chevelle was sent to Kansas State University to investigate the cause of the necrosis. When his condition began to deteriorate, volunteers drove him up to Colorado State University to seek additional assistance.
“We were told early on that his chances of survival were slim, but he kept fighting.” “And as long as they keep fighting, we’ll keep fighting with them,” Sanders said.
Chevelle is now being referred to as a miracle as he continues to fight and recover. He’s received a lot of attention online and support from people all over the country.
“So this came from Michigan, and we just received it for Chevelle, and we’re going to be so excited to give it to him when he gets home,” Sanders explained. “It’s amazing the outpour of support we’ve received and we’re able to continue his care.”
Sanders says Chevelle will be the most expensive case Beauties & Beasts has ever taken on, but she says seeing him continue is worth every penny.
“His world is about to change. “From this day forward, he will know love, he will have care, and he will always be taken care of,” Sanders said.