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Used as “bait” in dogfights, dog is found badly injured hiding behind garbage can

 Melanie Pafford, the co-founder of the Street Dog Foundation for animal protection in Tennessee, USA, chose to share this tale in order to raise awareness about these disturbing acts. 

In 2017, as he passed past a dumpster, he noticed something was strange and approached it. He couldn't believe what he discovered. Behind all the trash was a sad puppy in dreadful condition.



Liam had severe bite scars all over his body, and his life was in jeopardy. It received all of the love and care it required to move on once it was in the hands of the center's employees. Liam's caregivers gradually acquired his trust. Until this dog entirely submitted into the arms of the staff.



Melanie's companion, Kent, was able to make space in the trash for Liam to exit. But nothing compelled him to act. 

“I was really exhausted,” Kent admitted. 


After repeated tries to bring the puppy out on his own, Kent decided to step in and address the problem, wrapping Liam in a soft towel and transporting him to a truck.



They discovered that he had infected bites after inspecting his paws. As a result, Melanie suspected he had been used as "bait" in dog fights. 

He was promptly transported to the nearest veterinary clinic, where he was treated with serum and antibiotics. They also disinfected his wounds. Despite all efforts to preserve him, the small furry's outlook was bleak.



They didn't have high hopes for his survival. Liam's health was in shambles.  “His entire attitude was so affected that he was just giving up, and that was what concerned us the most,” Melanie explained. 



As a result of feeling safe, this puppy gradually began to display enthusiasm.

Despite his suffering, he kept wagging his tail ever since he learned he had been rescued and felt appreciated. 



He progressed from a timid, distrustful, and shy puppy to a cuddly dog with a clever, curious, and humorous disposition. Liam refused to be grateful for the new lease on life that the rescuers had given him.



Tell the narrative of Liam, who will soon be fully recovered and available for adoption after all this time.

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