Jacob was struck four times with a very sharp blade, knife, box cutter, or razor, and then left in the freezing cold.
Last week the Sparrow Fund made a grant to pay for the medical costs that Red Lake Rosie's Rescue has incurred in caring for Phoenix. It was the second time in the last year that the Fund has sent emergency funds to help that rescue for the victims of horrific abuse. But I'm happy to report that the story of the beneficiary of last year's grant, a pitbull type dog named Jacob, has a happy ending.
Last winter, Red Lake Rosie's Rescue responded to a tip alerting them that a dog was curled up in a fetal position against a wall with blood spattered all around him. They rushed him to a vet, who determined that Jacob had been struck four times with a very sharp blade, knife, box cutter, or razor, and then left in the freezing cold, where he would surely have bled to death if the rescuers hadn't arrived. Jacob spent the next nine months recovering at Red Lake Rosie's Rescue, with medical care funded by the Sparrow Fund, as we waited anxiously to see if he could ever recover from the savage attack.