On Monday, March 13, the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force (ACT) rescued a severely injured, 10- year-old female poodle mix from a church in north St. Louis County. Upon examination by Humane Society of Missouri veterinarians, the dog HSMO staff named Frannie was found to have sustained 19 stab wounds to her neck, back and chest. Frannie was suffering from blood loss, shock and trauma when she arrived at the Humane Society. After receiving IV fluids, antibiotics and pain medication, she is now in guarded condition at HSMO Headquarters. Watch video of Frannie's treatment »
The Humane Society of Missouri ACT received a call Monday from the St. Louis County Police Crisis Intervention Team concerning an injured dog found while the team was responding to a mental illness call at a church in north St. Louis County. Upon arrival at the church, the ACT investigator found the wounded dog, covered in blood but alive. St. Louis County Police requested HSMO take the dog into protective custody for treatment and sheltering. Late afternoon Tuesday, the dog’s owner voluntarily surrendered custody of Frannie to the Humane Society of Missouri.
“This poor dog suffered an unfathomable trauma,” said Kathy Warnick, president of the Humane Society of Missouri. “Our first priority is for her to make a full recovery. Our expert staff will do everything we can to treat Frannie and give her the love and care she deserves. In addition, our ACT will continue to investigate this case and deliver our report to the St. Louis County Police Department and the Prosecutor’s Office.”
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