Donations Come in for Precious

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    Waterbury police found a pit bull mix severely burned and alone in a lot on Hopkins Street. Rescuers call the dog Precious and veterinarians say she needs your help to make a full recovery. (Published Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013)

    Precious, a dog found severely burned in parking lot in Waterbury, on Monday night is improving and donations have been coming in for her care.

    Waterbury Police said Precious is the victim of a disturbing case of animal abuse.  Officials think the dog suffered a severe case of mange and someone tried to treat it with chemicals, but made the situation worse by burning her. 

    Waterbury animal control officers found the 1-year-old pit bull mix, around 9 p.m. on Monday after receiving a call saying the dog was there and needed treatment.

    She was laying underneath a bush in a little bit of snow in an empty lot on Hopkins Street.

    Precious didn't have any tags on and officials have not found the person who was responsible for her.

    Veterinarians said they are confident Precious will make a full recovery, but treatments take a lot of time and require a lot of money

    Halfway Home, a North Haven-based rescue group, has taken over financial responsibility for Precious’ medical care.

    If you would like to make a donations, make it to:

    Precious Fund
    c/o Halfway Home
    P.O. Box 712
    North Haven, Connecticut 06473

    The pound received several hundred dollars in donations since yesterday and another 31 envelopes have arrived with donations for her care. No one has yet opened the envelope.

    If you make a donation, note that it is for Precious.
     

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