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4-Month-Old Puppy Found Beaten, Buried Alive

The puppy, now named Moxie, is recovering at an Augusta, Georgia, animal hospital.

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Moxie is now recovering at the Westside Animal Hospital. Via Dog Networking Agents/Facebook

A puppy is fighting for his life after being beaten and buried alive.

When little Moxie was discovered, he was nearly comatose, covered in ant bites and trying to dig himself out of the hole where he’d been buried and left to die, WJBF News Channel 6 reports.

The 4-month-old mixed-breed puppy was delivered to the Westside Animal Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, where he is slowly starting to recover. Although Moxie — he was given the name after his arrival at the clinic — is in better shape than he was when he was found, the veterinarians are still cautiously optimistic about his progress.

Moxie is "fighting all the way," Dog Networking Agents wrote on Facebook. Via Dog Networking Agents/Facebook

Moxie is “fighting all the way,” Dog Networking Agents wrote on Facebook. Via Dog Networking Agents/Facebook

“[There] potentially could be long term affects.  There is still a large amount of swelling in his head,” veterinarian Scarlett Timmons told WJBF. “It could be a period of time before we know the extent of damages, but we are pleased to see him regain normal function of being able to eat and drink and stand on his own.”

A non-profit group, Dog Networking Agents, is covering the cost of Moxie’s veterinary treatment. A police officer told the local news station that the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office was not investigating the puppy’s near-death experience, and that no complaints had been filed. If anyone does have information about the incident, they are encouraged to call either the sheriff’s office or Augusta Animal Services.

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  • We have a future serial killer at work here! This pup’s case SHOULD be investigated-what’s WRONG with this sheriff?? So very happy that Moxie is hanging in there. I can’t imagine the poor little thing trying to dig its way out of the hole, head injury & all.

    Diana September 16, 2015 3:51 pm Reply
  • The police should investigate this case. If they did it once they will do it again and next time it could be a child!

    Pat September 16, 2015 11:07 pm Reply
  • WHY is this case NOT BEING INVESTIGATED ?????????????? This is why “people” keep doing these evil acts…. because they know there is at least a 50% chance they want get caught, and if caught a 100% chance that all will happen to them would be a “small” fine and a “brief period” of PROBATION, if that! GOD IS WATCHING, he’ll will eventually judge the person(s) who did this “act.”

    Teresa September 17, 2015 4:09 am Reply

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