German Shepherd puppy recovering after being starved and left in cage


MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) โ€“ A 9-month-old German Shepherd named Sophie is recovering at the Murrells Inlet Veterinary Hospital in South Carolina, two days after Myrtle Beach police officers found her locked in a cage in an extended stay hotel room.

On Tuesday, officers received a call from someone staying at the Suburban Extended Stay hotel, about a strong odor coming from one of the rooms.

Upon arrival, officers found Sophie malnourished and covered in sores.

โ€œWhen she came to us we knew she immediately needed emergency care,โ€ Grand Strand Humane Society Executive Director Jessica Wnuk said. โ€œWe called the Murrells Inlet Veterinary Hospital and they were amazing, they were on standby for her.โ€

Wnuk said the community needs to work toward being better at reporting abuse and keeping an eye on red flags.

โ€œPlease call your local animal control officers, if the person you are calling has nothing to hide, but these animals canโ€™t speak for themselves,โ€ said Wnuk.

Thereโ€™s also a group of pit bulls recovering at the Grand Strand Humane Society after recently being seized from a home in Myrtle Beach. Police say there were 21 dogs locked in cages without food or water.

โ€œThey are doing so much better, they have put on some weight, they have received medical treatment for all of the illnesses they had,โ€ Wnuk said.

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