Berkeley County Animal Control Officers rescued a walker hound (named Winnie by SPCA staff) found wandering in a wooded area of the county on Wednesday.
Sightings from local residents indicated that the severely emaciated hunting dog had been running loose for several days with a large plastic jug stuck on its head. Blood had pooled in the container and it was feared that the distraught dog's injuries were life threatening.
Staff speculates that the running hound became so hungry that she forced her entire head through the 4 inch mouth opening of the container in search of food
Winnie was rushed to the SPCA as soon as the officers were able to catch her. Doc Williams staff immediately transported
the traumatized dog to the SPCA Clinic for emergency medical attention.
SPCA vets David Klugman and Tom Hentges examined
Winnie's injuries and treated her for shock and dehydration.Chest X-rays indicated that a collapsed lung on the left side of the chest with probable pulmonary hemorage. Winnie is now stable and resting this weekend.
Donations for Winnie's medical care may be made directly to: docwilliamsspca.org or to the Doc Williams Animal Crisis Response Fund at any South State Bank branch. We will post updates as Winnie improves.