NORTH MIAMI (CBS4) – Animal rescuers are asking for your help to assist a puppy that was found in bad shape in North Miami on Tuesday morning. The puppy has a broken jaw and rescuers aren’t sure how it happened.

The American Bulldog puppy, nicknamed Jack, is hurting but he’s got a loving nurse by his side. Jack’s sister, nicknamed Jill, is trying to comfort her brother.

“She sees something wrong, she’s trying to help,” said Dr. Jose Barbosa, watching as Jill licked and nuzzled Jack.

Animal rescuers say the pair was found Tuesday morning in North Miami covered with fleas, ticks and intestinal parasites. Even worse, Jack’s jaw was split in two. Doctor Jose Barbosa is trying not to think the worst.

“When I see a little pup like this, I can’t imagine that somebody willingly did this to him,” Dr. Barbosa told CBS4’s Carey Codd.

Jessie Hernandez of 1 Lucky Dog Rescue worries that someone might have harmed this adorable, helpless animal.

“I was disgusted,” said Jessie Hernandez of 1 Lucky Dog Rescue.  “I don’t know what to think. I don’t know if it was an accident or if somebody actually harmed the puppy.”

The concern right now is Jack’s jaw and getting him the operation he needs to repair the damage.

“I’m sure he’s in a lot of pain he just doesn’t show it but every time he moves he starts yelping or crying,” Hernandez said.

Hernandez says they need donations to help pay for Jack’s surgery and medical care. They’ve already started receiving some calls and are hoping for more to get this puppy back to full strength.

Doctors will operate on Jack soon and help him recuperate before putting him up for adoption.  If you want help out, contact 1 Lucky Dog Rescue.


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