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Puppy rescued with head swollen from bungee cord

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– The Humane Society of Missouri rescued an injured puppy with a swollen head in north St. Louis.

The five-month-old black lab mix had a bungee cord wrapped around his neck that had forced his head to swell to the size of a soccer ball.

Veterinarians removed the cord which was making it hard for the dog to swallow and breathe.

“He’s feeling a lot better, he def did not have this energy when he came in, he was very lethargic,” said Doctor Mark Wright.

The humane society named the dog Wilson.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Hotline at 314-647-4400.


    • John Garner

      It’s such a surprise that people in North St.Louis treat their animals as they treat their children.

      • Erin

        What does North St Louis have to do with anything? People abuse kids and animals all over unfortunately. Way to draw attention to something irrelevant. The fact of the matter is the pup is doing better.

  • Mickie

    Some people are so ignorant. Karma will be coming their way…..fast and hard. So glad this poor little guy is doing better.

  • cheryl

    Wonder if they named him Wilson because of the movie Cast Away? Well anyway, I am glad to hear the pup is doing better.

    • Melissa

      Cheryl, He was likely named Wilson, because his head was the size of a soccer ball, which is made by the company called Wilson.

  • Tiffany

    I’m a student going to school for Vet Tech. I have had a love for animals my whole life. I got home from class tonight and saw this and I was so angry. There should be a law that makes people go through a screening process for them to be allowed to own a pet. Having a pet doesn’t mean you can do what you want with them or tend to it when it’s convenient for you. Animals have right too and I am constantly seeing more and more cases of animal abuse on the news. This is crazy that society just lets people get away with animal abuse with a slap on the wrist. The abuse to an animal ought to be the same punishment if you were to do that to a human. It’s discusting. I hope you keep us updated on how this little puppy is doing. Bless his heart.

    • Christie

      When we adopted a dog from a local shelter they asked many questions which we were more than happy to answer. When they asked for our social security numbers I refused to give them. I explained that my credit score has nothing to do with adoption and instead gave them the number of our vet we have used for almost 30 years. My vet would be the one that knows how we treat our animals, not the credit agencies.

  • Derek Watson

    Sad story made even sadder by the use of the phrase “def” instead of definitely. Fox 2 really needs to step it up when it comes to grammar. I am gglad the little guy is doing better. Hopefully they catch that animal

  • Michelle Noble

    i hate people who abuse animals. animals are like children mentally and they feel the same emotions we do.id like to do the same thing to do the person who did this to this dog. if the person died because of it well so be it. one less scum bag taking value resources up is what i say.youd never want me to rule this country or have any say in laws because people who abuse animals or people would have the same exact things done to them plus that they did to those animals and such.still i believe it be a fitting punishment for such scum

    • nowhere_freeway

      that’s not the humane societys job. by all means, join a pro life group and work hard to save the lives of the unborn.

  • Debbie Nickell

    this was one of the lucky dog (cats) this happens all the time, sometimes its a kid but a lot of the time it’s teenagers that haven’t been brought up right.

  • Sheri Lotz

    maybe the cops should do there jobs getting people like the ones that hurt poor animals and old people and babys instead of bothering people for no reson

  • Lou Grenigas

    I have a 12 year old chow/shepherd mix adopted from the Maryland Heights facility that would love a buddy! When will this one be up for adoption?

  • middleman

    It has been close to a week since this story has been told. It is time for an update. I need to see how well Wilson is doing. Poor love.

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