“Her entire head and face were swollen,” Dana Hersl, the manager of BARCS emergency medical department, told The Dodo. “She was only able to open her eyes about 3 millimeters. She also had wounds to her front left leg.”
The puppy had likely been bitten by another animal, Hersl said, and then someone tossed her away without any concern for her injuries. The puppy was going to require around-the-clock care — so Hersl volunteered to foster her until she was well enough to be adopted.