A member of public tagged us on Weibo saying a dog with missing hind paws was lying near Qi Pan Guan toll booths. Because the location is quite a distant away and Du was tied up with many dogs to care for, she retweeted the plight asking our followers for urgent help to bring thedog to us. The owner of 3+1Petshop & Salon responded promptly and drove the 3 hours return journey and brought the dog to us.
According to the employee of the toll booth, the dog had been a stray around the toll for a while living off food given by the toll staff.
The salon owner had bandaged the dog's paws and when Du removed the bandages it became clear that this was not a road traffic accident victim as first thought. Someone had cut both the dog's hind paws off...
For Du's own safety, she would normally apply a cloth muzzle to a dog with wounds to stop the dog from biting her but this dog cried and yelped the first time he saw Du pick up the cloth. He had obviously been abused terribly.
To limit the dog's stress, Du decided not to muzzle him and as a result he bit her.
She had to go to hospital for treatment.
The vet surgery was closed so Du kept the dog comfortable with painkillers and antibiotics until the next day when she could take him to the vets.
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