A dog was found by police running loose in a Dallas neighborhood. The dog, an 8-year-old German Shepard named Lucky, appeared to have severe untreated wounds across his body. The police managed to capture Lucky and take him to a local veterinarian, where he was treated for the badly infected wounds.
Upon examination, the vet noticed the wounds in Lucky’s ear were old and untreated and, as a result, had been infested with maggots. The vet speculated that these wounds had possibly occurred from a past dog fight and became infected when they went untreated. Lucky had to undergo two hours of surgery to repair the infected wounds and to completely remove his left ear. The surgery was extra complicated due to the copious amounts of dead tissue.
The Dallas SPCA has been given temporary custody of Lucky while the police investigation continues. Any tips regarding Lucky’s history are greatly appreciated by the SPCA.