Donations needed for pit bull found being kicked by teens

1:03 PM, Mar 23, 2013   |    comments
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HOPKINS, Minn. - The Secondhand Hounds animal shelter is looking for someone to adopt a pit bull that was found being abused.

A convenience store worker says she saw a group of teens kicking Franco around in the parking lot "like he was a football". The worker grabbed the dog and called police. The teens got away, but the woman who saved the dog took him to a vet.

Franco is a one-year-old pocket pit bull who will need surgery, as well as antibiotics and IV fluids for a condition called parvovirus which attacks his gastrointestinal tract.

Secondhand Hounds says one his treatments are complete, Franco should be immune to parvovirus in the future.

The shelter is also asking for donations to help Franco and other dogs who need help.

"Literally we get these cases on a weekly or a bi-weekly basis," said Rachel Mairose, founder of Secondhand Hounds.

Click here to donate or learn more about Secondhand Hounds.

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