This post was originally published at My Animal, My Health and has been republished with permission.
This horrific act happened in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria.
The dog was rushed to the doctor with a deep and gaping machete slash right on its face as seen in the picture. According to sources, the perpetrator of this act who is a Medical Doctor accused the dog of eating his stray chicken. In his anger, he then proceeded to carry out his revenge by taking a machete and slashing the dog right on his face.
Luckily for the dog, a team of super veterinary surgeons were available for him and they swung into action to close and treat the gaping face-wound. Other dogs might not have been so lucky!
Apart from the obvious disfiguration that this will cause, there might be other accompanying damage to vital organs on the face which the dog might have to live with for the rest of his life. We wish this dog a safe and quick recovery.
We sincerely hope and look forward to establishing laws that support animal rights, prevent animal cruelty and bring perpetrators of animal cruelty to justice.