Tiny puppy dropped off at Wake County shelter is doing well, rescue says
Posted October 13, 2020 10:50 a.m. EDT
Updated October 14, 2020 10:44 a.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — A Triangle-based rescue is asking for help saving a neglected puppy that weighs only two pounds.
Nicole Kincaid, founder of Perfectly Imperfect Pups, said the tiny pup named "Cricket" was dropped off in the driveway of the Wake County Animal Shelter in Raleigh Monday night. Staff found the pup and cared for her overnight, and Kincaid was called early Tuesday morning.
Kincaid, whose rescue specially serves dogs with disabilities and special needs, picked Cricket up and rushed her to a veterinarian for care.
Apart from being dangerously thin, Cricket has a maggot-infested wound on the side of her body.
Kincaid estimates that Cricket is between 6 to 7 weeks old but said it is "it's almost impossible to tell because of how skinny she is."
"She has wounds all over her frail body, she’s severely anemic, malnourished and dehydrated," Kincaid said on Tuesday. "She is so weak she can hardly stand or hold her head up."
Veterinarians are working to help Cricket, but Perfectly Imperfect Pups is asking the community for help raising funds for her medical care. On Wednesday, Kincaid said help from the community has been generous and Cricket's health is improving.
"She is doing well, eating on her own and moving around a lot more," Kincaid said.
The rescue is always looking for fosters, volunteers and donations. You can learn more about how to help on their website.