Donations Needed to Care for Dog with Lacerated Neck

Warning: contains graphic images.

Providence Animal Center staff are caring for a dog who was found with a severely lacerated neck in an Upper Darby home.

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Clover, safe at our Center.

A 6-month-old small female Shepherd-Pit Bull Terrier mix that Providence Animal Center staff have named Clover was found in a home on Clover Lane. Clover is believed to have been in the home for 3-4 weeks tethered to the banister with a cable wire, which she ultimately chewed herself free from, but not without severe lacerations.

Clover when Humane Society Police Officer Ron Riggle rescued her.

“We’re lucky that she didn’t decapitate herself, starve to death, or both,” said Ron Riggle, Humane Society Police Officer, and Clover’s rescuer, who is actively investigating Clover’s case to prosecute the person responsible for the cruelty.

Originally found by the property manager, authorities contacted Officer Riggle, who rushed the dog to Providence Animal Center for immediate medical care.

Clover underwent emergency surgery to clean and remove the diseased tissue.

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Clover after her emergency surgery. She'll need many more surgeries to repair the damage caused.

She will need multiple follow-up procedures to repair her destroyed neck muscles. She is currently under the care of Providence Animal Center’s Director of Shelter Medicine, Dr. Kim Boudwin, who will perform the surgeries. Clover’s care is estimated to cost over $3,000.

A female cat who Providence Animal Center staff have named Charmer was also pulled from the home. Aside from being under-weight, Charmer did not suffer any injuries.

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Charmer the cat, found in the home with Clover.

Clover’s disposition is as if nothing is wrong.

We are requesting donations for the care of Clover. Donations can be made by clicking here  or mailed to Providence Animal Center at 555 Sandy Bank Road, Media, PA 19063.

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    • Madison Murray says

      Hi Micheline, thank you so much for thinking of us! Donations can be dropped off at any time to our Adoption Center, located at 555 Sandy Bank Road, in Media. The drop-off spot is a white trailer located at the top of the driveway. Thank you again for supporting us!

    • Margaret Walz says

      I just had to have my beloved cat Domino put to sleep. She was diabetic and I have two unopened packages of U-100 syringes, a new bag of Lactated Ringer’s solution for subQ fluids and the needles to go with it, plus 15 sealed chewable Clavamox tablets. If you can use them I will be glad to drop them off.

      If you can’t take them, do you know any place that might be able to use them

      • Madison Murray says

        Hi Margaret, we are incredibly sorry for your loss. Our facility would be able to use the items you listed! We do have a donation drop-off spot at the top of the driveway but being that you are looking to donate medical supplies, we would recommend dropping off the donation with one of our Customer Care Associates at the front desk of the lobby during business hours and they will be able to bring them back to our medical department. Again, we are tremendously sorry for your loss. Thank you so much for thinking of us!

    • Madison Murray says

      Hi Theresa, thank you so much for thinking of us! This item can be donated. Donations can be dropped off at any time to our Adoption Center, located at 555 Sandy Bank Road, in Media. The drop-off spot is a white trailer located at the top of the driveway. Thank you again so much for thinking of us!

  1. Marie says

    I have a unopened bag of purina one vibrant maturity adult 7+ 16. LB
    Also, two dog beds, leashes, collars. Can you use these. Put our dog to sleep today for 4 biting issues.He was a rescue we had for 3 yrs. He was 8, ESS & very handsome. Consulted many people before making this decision. Heartbroken!

    • Madison Murray says

      Hi Marie, we are incredibly sorry for your loss. Our Center would be very grateful to receive the items you have listed. Donations can be dropped off at any time to our Adoption Center, located at 555 Sandy Bank Road, in Media. The drop-off spot is a white trailer located at the top of the driveway. Thank you so much for thinking of us, and again, we are tremendously sorry for your loss.

    • Madison Murray says

      Hi Nancy, thank you so much for thinking of us! We can use the items you have listed. Donations can be dropped-off at any time to our Adoption Center, located at 555 Sandy Bank Road, in Media, but please note that our donation drop-off location has recently changed – please drive left around the Adoption Center and against the side of the building, to the right, you will see three standalone outdoor kennels. The third kennel is designated for incoming donations. Thank you again for thinking of us!

    • Madison Murray says

      Hi Pat, thank you so much for thinking of us! We can use the sheets. Donations can be dropped-off at any time to our Adoption Center, located at 555 Sandy Bank Road, in Media, but please note that our donation drop-off location has recently changed – please drive left around the Adoption Center and against the side of the building, to the right, you will see a standalone outdoor kennel. This kennel is designated for incoming donations. Thank you again for thinking of us!

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