In a shocking story out of Rome, Georgia, a sweet, loving, and very handsome 1-year old mixed breed pup was in critical care Sunday after a neighbor apparently slit the dog’s throat to stop him from barking.
Today, the dog – appropriately named Braveheart – is recovering amazingly, especially considering what the poor dog endured.
According to CBS Atlanta,
“The trachea was exposed and all the other structures were exposed. Luckily, there was no damage to any of them, which is why he was able to live.”
Braveheart underwent surgery Wednesday morning. Thursday night, he was doing great and even jumping for a squeaky toy. He was also enjoying licking people.
His caregivers aren’t certain whether Braveheart will ever bark again, but he is making wimpering sounds. The Animal Rescue League of Northwest Georgia is having trouble finding a law enforcement agency that will investigate the case, and are offering a $1500 reward for any information about Braveheart’s attack that can lead to an arrest.