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Dog found bleeding from stab wounds on the mend, in need of new home

"Daisy is a sweet dog," police said in a statement Friday. "We would like to make sure that someone special adopts Daisy when she becomes available. Interested prospective owners are advised not to call First Animal Shelter, but keep an eye on the their website for more details. Daisy will have another medical check-up today, and then the shelter may have a better idea for a timeline of when Daisy will become available."

EUGENE, Ore. - A dog found actively bleeding from stab wounds is recovering at a local animal shelter - and could become available for adoption in the near future.

Eugene Police said Daisy the dog has been recovering at First Avenue Animal Shelter after receiving care at the Emergency Vet Hospital. Police said anyone interested in adopting Daisy should watch the First Avenue Animal Shelter website for more information; do not call the shelter.

Daisy was found April 12 in the afternoon near the Welcome Inn, 1410 W. 6th Avenue, police said.

The dog trotted across the street to a person, and a driver of a passing car stopped and helped grab the dog's leash.

"That’s when they saw the dog was actively bleeding from its side. They speculated the dog, a grey female Pitbull, had been hit by a car," police said. "Animal Welfare Officer Shawni McLaughlin responded and found the dog was wearing a license. From that, she found the dog’s name was Daisy, however the owner’s number was out of service."

So McLaughlin took Daisy to the vet, where they discovered the stab wounds.

Police do not yet know who stabbed the dog. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call McLaughlin at (541) 682-6234 regarding Case 1805867.

The dog's owner, unable to pay for the dog's medical bills, has since signed Daisy over to the City.

"Daisy is a sweet dog," police said in a statement Friday. "We would like to make sure that someone special adopts Daisy when she becomes available. Interested prospective owners are advised not to call First Animal Shelter, but keep an eye on the their website for more details. Daisy will have another medical check-up today, and then the shelter may have a better idea for a timeline of when Daisy will become available."


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