Phoenix the husky mix is aptly named. The five-month-old pup was found in Twin Cities, Minnesota in a dumpster … that had been set on fire. Thankfully, Clayton Van Wert heard the pup’s cries and followed them to a row of dumpsters, spotting the flames. He pounded on the side and heard howling coming from within. Quickly acting, he reached in and pulled the puppy out by his two front feet and called for help.
Phoenix was taken to the Act V Rescue where he has been receiving excellent medical care for him numerous burns.
Vets also quickly noticed that Phoenix was severely malnourished. Either someone had been starving him or he was a stray and someone decided to abuse the homeless pup in this terrible manner.
“Most of his hair was charred … and his feet were very swollen on the left side, and he has significant burns on his knees,” said Schulz. “He either belonged to someone or is one of these pups that runs around from place to place and looks for food.”
Phoenix’s treatment is going to take a great deal of time, vets estimate around two to four months, and it will be incredibly expensive. In the few days that he has been with Act V rescue, however, he has already made significant progress and his adorable and sweet personality is starting to show.
The rescue group is currently working with police to find the person responsible for this incredibly cruel form of abuse.
“He came over to me, and he was just like there was absolutely no fear,” said Van Wert of the husky pup.
Get better soon Phoenix!
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