By Chelsea Karnash
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – In a disturbing case of animal cruelty, a young dog was found wounded, emaciated and tied to a tree in Southwest Philadelphia last week.READ MORE: Teammates, Coaches Hold Emotional Vigil For Tyler Norton, Boy Killed In Pottstown House Fire
Now named Kuperus by the rescue that took her in, the Boxer pup is slowly recovering after a mailman discovered her at 22nd and Alter Street emaciated and suffering from severe wounds to the head and jaw.
That mailman gave the dog food and water and called ACCT, which then transported the dog to Penn Veterinary Hospital, where she underwent surgery for a head wound possibly caused by a knife or bullet and had her fractured jaw wired. Kuperus also had multiple teeth extracted and was treated for sores all over her body.
Following surgery, Adopt a Boxer Rescue took in Kuperus, and a foster parent is nursing her back to health with lots of love and four meals a day.READ MORE: Veterans Transform Historic Train Station Into 'Incredibly Special' Cafe In Radnor Township
Despite what she’s been through, Kuperus’ rescuers say she is a lovable girl who craves attention and human touch.
Now, Adopt a Boxer is reaching out to the public for help finding the person or persons responsible for the abuse Kuperus suffered. They are also collecting donations to raise money for a future surgery necessary to repair the damage to her mouth.
If you have any information, you’re asked to contact email@example.com. A $500 reward is also being offered for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person who did this to Kuperus.
To donate to Kuperus’ surgery, visit: www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/get-kuperus-headed-in-the-right-direction/70320MORE NEWS: Mama-Tee's Effort To Combat Food Insecurity During Pandemic Expands Into Pop-Up Grocery Store
For updates on the dog’s condition, visit: https://www.facebook.com/adoptaboxerrescue