YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Agents with an animal rescue in Youngstown say “a miracle took place” when an abused dog — missing his tongue — found his way to safety Sunday.
Animal Charity of Ohio posted about what happened on its Facebook page.
The rescue was contacted by Youngstown police after they found a dog — a pit bull — wandering on a porch.
“Once we got him back to Animal Charity we realized that he had escaped the most horrible nightmare of a life,” according to the post. “He had escaped torture and abuse at it’s absolute worst.”
The dog, now named Bubbles, had scars on his face — but that wasn’t all.
“He keeps going to each of us to be petted and loved,” the post says. “That is when we noticed something wasn’t right. He isn’t giving us kisses. His face touches ours, but that’s it.”
They realized the loving dog is missing his tongue. It’s not clear if it was cut out or if it was a condition the dog was born with, WKBN reports.
His teeth are also ground down, and rescuers believe Bubbles was used as a bait dog. Bubbles also has heartworm.
Bubbles will now receive medical care, and the rescue says they will try to find the dog’s owner. Anyone with information is asked to contact the rescue at email@example.com.
“We are also looking for a very special home for him,” the rescue says in its post. “He will have to be an only dog and he will have some special needs for the rest of his life. The most important being that he is safe and loved.”
For more, click here.