(iWIDK By Nina Hoffman) – A Good Samaritan saved a pooch from a cruel and painful death.
A grocery store clerk rescued a pit bull that had been left to bleed to death after a failed home-neutering attempt.
Jan Durham found the dog leashed to a grocery cart outside of the Safeway where she worked in Springfield, Oregon.
The owners had left a bag of dog food and a note that read “Every little bit helps”.
Durham rushed the dog to a nearby vet clinic, where he was close to death.
Hospital manager Beth Mitchell told KVAL.com, “They tried to slice the skin open in the scrotal sack to remove the testicle and apparently, when our client brought him in, things were hanging out, he was bloody and it was painful.”
Durham paid for the surgery to fix the dog, whom she christened Buddy, out of her own pocket.
Durham is fostering Buddy until he can be adopted out.