MUNCIE, Ind. - A rescue team saved a pit bull from a ditch this week. They believe the dog was dumped there, possibly by abusive owners.
The Muncie Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) has named the pit bull "Sweet Pea" after she was discovered in the ditch off Memorial Drive in Muncie.
The exact cause of her wounds is unknown, but the non-profit said the dog has what appear to be burn marks from a cigarette and oozing sores all over her head, ears, backs and sides.
"We don't know the extent of the abuse and neglect she likely faced in her past," Muncie ARF posted on its Facebook. "But we do know one thing: Her future is bright and we will make sure she never has to endure pain or suffering at the hands of a human again."
The rescue team stressed they are not sure of exactly what led to Sweet Pea's wounds, or whether she was intentionally abused or neglected.
Sweet Pea is now undergoing care from a veterinarian and is beginning the process of healing.
Muncie ARF posted the following update to their Facebook page Thursday evening, "from" Sweet Pea:
According to its website, Muncie ARF's mission is to provide shelter, medical care and love to abused, abandoned, neglected and unwanted animals until permanent homes can be found.
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