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Local Non-Profit Nurses Ailing Dog Back To Health

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A local non-profit organization is nursing an injured dog back to health after it was found wandering the streets, having suffered what could be a stabbing attack.

Hope, an American Bulldog who was found Wednesday in the Spring Garden section of the city, appeared to have been stabbed in the chest. She is currently receiving medical care from Oporation Ava, located inside of the Doggy Style boutique on the 300 block of Market Street in Center City.

“Obviously she’s been neglected and probably abused as well, but she’s very friendly,” said Ray Little, the Rescue Coordinator of Oporation Ava.

Due to the animal’s poor condition and as many as 20 bite marks, it’s believed ‘Hope’ was possibly involved in a dog fighting operation, though at this time it is unclear how she sustained the injuries.

“The ones on her legs, head and chest actually look more like dog bite wounds so she may have gotten into a fight with another dog,” said Dr. LeAndra Thompson. “She’s actually doing quite well and I do think she will be good enough to go up for adoption, hopefully within a week or two.”

To learn how you can adopt or help other dogs thru Oporation Ava, please visit

  • Jennifer

    Wow, Doggie Style strikes the media as genius in their false efforts to rehabilitate dogs and win the hearts of consumers again. This is such a fake organization with seemingly good intentions, however their application process and background checks of potential adopters is a total joke and the conditions the dogs are kept in while in the store are obviously neglectful. They are always kept in small quarters, with feces around them, barking and battling with their cell mates. It’s great that you want to adopt dogs out to good homes, but maybe you should consider how great your own conditions and services are before preaching to the choir about poor dog owner behavior. You guys are sad. You got this dog for generous press.

  • Jody

    Love and strength to you Hope.

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  • Oporation Ava

    if you are interested in adopting Hope, please contact Ray Little at

  • WJ Pa;mer

    I would like information on adopting Hope the American Bulldog

    WJ Palmer

  • Marc Richard

    I would appreciate info. on how to adopt Hope the American Bulldog

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