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Update: Dog with severe head wound on road to recovery

Sophie_ball_thumb By Angi Gonzalez | January 03, 2013 | Comments (0)

WARNING THE PICTURES OF THE INJURIES ARE VERY GRAPHIC!

UPDATE: With only a week left before the Chip In account, raising money for Mr. Jenkins medical bills, closes only 61 % of the $700 neeeded has been collected.

Mr. Jenkins is on the road to recovery and will be ready for his foster home this week but he still needs your help.

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If you can donate, please be generous and help Mr. Jenkins

For the latest on the story check out this link http://www.northwestohio.com/news/story.aspx?id=844963

The Lucas County Pit Crew and Lucas County Dog Warden are working together to get a severely injured pit bull the treatment he needs.

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The dog, now named Mr. Jenkins, was turned over the Dog Warden last week as a stray.

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Those caring for him believe he may have sustained his injuries in a dog fight, but they still aren’t certain.

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They believe he's only around a year old but say he will get a chance at living a long life.

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Mr. Jenkins, however, will need surgery to amputate a severely damaged toe on his back right paw and to insert a skin graft into a wound on the back of his head.

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"The initial plan is we’ll get a skin graft on his head and then we’ll probably take off a section of the back foot...definitely neuter him and microchip him at the same time," Jean Keating of the Lucas County Pit Crew said.

A "chip in" fund has already been set up by the Lucas County Pit Crew to help cover the expenses and donations are being accepted at http://lcpckirby.chipin.com/mr-jenkins.

The Lucas County Pit Crew is also accepting checks via mail at  PO Box 351222 Toledo, OH 43635.

On Thursday, The Lucas County Pit Crew reported that Mr. Jenkins had his needed surgeries and was resting comfortably.



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