TAMPA, Fla. – Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners specialty and emergency hospital in Tampa are working this evening to save a dog who was found in the woods that appears to have been attacked by a wild hog.
The approximately 10-year-old female boxer-mix suffered two puncture wounds that appear to resemble those consistent with an attack by a wild boar, as well as a fractured jaw.
She was named River by her rescuers who found her near the Withlacoochee River in the Green Swamp Wildlife Management Area.
Second Chance Boxer Rescue has undertaken the costs of River’s care and are seeking donations from the public to help with the medical expenses.
People interested in donating should do so by clicking here or by calling 813.263.6450.
BluePearl Veterinary Partners specialty and emergency hospital in Tampa is one of nine nationally recognized veterinary trauma centers in the U.S.
About BluePearl Veterinary Partners
BluePearl Veterinary Partners employs more than 1,700 people including more than 450 veterinarians. BluePearl hospitals offer referral-only, specialty care services and most offer 24-hour emergency care. BluePearl does not provide primary care. The company is one of the world’s principal providers of approved veterinary residency and internship programs. BluePearl also participates in clinical trials that investigate the effectiveness of new veterinary drugs and treatments, providing pet families access to cutting-edge medicine that is not yet commercially available. BluePearl is headquartered in Tampa, Fla.