HPAN was contacted by a staff member of the UT Veterinary School about Turner, a 2 ½-year-old Red Nose Pit Bull, who is currently being cared for by the staff at Village Veterinary Hospital in Maryville, TN. Seized during a raid on a Blount County meth lab, Turner was found with burns of unknown origin (either chemical or thermal) down the center of his back from his neck to his tail. The animal control officer who was called to scene, found Turner close to death. He did not know at the time, but the infection was causing his major organs to shut down. The Blount County SPCA is prosecuting the owner for not providing necessary medical treatment and care. Turner is under veterinary care until his wounds are healed enough that he can be adopted. The owner surrendered Turner; therefore, he will be available for adoption when the veterinarian releases him. HPAN contributed $100 toward Turner’s care.
Caring for a dog with such severe burns will take time. The skin has to heal, and the body has to heal from the trauma of the infection. Thankfully, Turner’s trust in humans has not been damaged. He endures the treatments without complaint. He is probably just wondering when he gets to see his person again. We are wondering that too. Who will be gifted with this gentle giant? Will it be you?
Anyone willing to make a donation to help cover the cost of medical care Turner is receiving can do so by contacting Village Veterinary Hospital. They can be found on Facebook or by contact information below:
Village Veterinary Hospital
2207 East Broadway Avenue
Maryville, TN 37804
(Look for the Vet Angels Club)
To see Turner’s progress: https://www.facebook.com/HelpTurner