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ACTION! JUSTICE! Petition | Hampton County Council Members: Justice For Shot, Cut, and Beaten Dog Mackenzie | Change.Org

Animals  (tags: Animal Welfare, Extreme Animal Cruelty, South Carolina Dog Abuse, Justice For Mackenzie Beaten and Shot, OUTRAGE! )

- 1771 days ago -
The brutal truth of Mackenzie's abuse was brought to light by amazing surgeon Dr. Berger of Animal Hospital & Laser Center of South Carolina. Mackenzie was shot close range with a gun to the face after being cut and beaten. Her survival is a miracle. SIGN

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Michelle S (462)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 12:54 am
I don't think she should be put up for adoption. I think she should be found a permanent home at a sanctuary for abused rescues. I can't stomach her getting into the hands of another group of demons after what she's been through. Poor, poor sweet angel. Humanity does not deserve the gifts animals bring. Absolutely disgusting what this dog had to endure. SHAME.


PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (WPDE) - A local animal rescue group saved a dog from the Lowcountry. The dog, named Mackenzie, suffered from internal injuries, a broken jaw, and a severe cut to the face. She's doing well now after undergoing surgery.

Recently someone dropped off Mackenzie at a shelter in Hampton County. She was scheduled to be euthanized, unless someone came to her rescue. All 4 Paws Animal Rescue saw the post on Facebook and stepped in to help. The group partnered with three other rescue groups to bring her to Georgetown County.

Friday afternoon Mackenzie arrived at Animal Hospital and Laser Center of South Carolina in Pawleys Island. Volunteers Kyle and Patricia Sparrow with All 4 Paws drove her there for treatment.

"When we picked her up, we saw that, you know, we could basically see the bone through her upper jaw and part of her lower jaw, and we cuddled her the whole way here," said Kyle Sparrow. "She has been abused, had a horrible life, we don't even know what happened, but she's still a sweet dog, and she loves people. And she had no reservations at all about seeing either one of us."

Mackenzie went into surgery for her injuries. Her jaw was in worse condition than they thought. "Initially started to close the jaw and to reform and reshape the mouth and lips so that it would be functional, and in the process we discovered the jaw was broken," explained Dr. Noel Berger, veterinarian.

Berger also had to repair a severe cut to her face. The cut was done by someone who thought she'd been bitten by a snake and tried to cut out the infection.

"Because of the amount of tissue destruction, we had to use the body's own regenerative capabilities to try to help the lips face and bone to be restored. So we're using stem cells to regenerate the missing parts of her face so she can be more normal," said Berger.

But those weren't the only injury they found on Mackenzie.

"We take x-rays to make sure that everything looks right, and when we did that, Gosh were we surprised to find that this dog was loaded with hundreds of buckshot pellets. So unfortunately, I think this dog was shot in the head, face at close range with a shotgun," added Berger.

Through it all, Mackenzie is expected to be okay. She's getting loving care now, despite an abusive past.

"This dog is lucky to be alive, but even luckier to come here so we can take care of her," said Berger. "This dog has a special purpose to be staying alive."

It's going to take about two months for Mackenzie to recover. After that, she'll be available for adoption.

No charges have been filed in this case.

Mariann Rannenberg (158)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 1:01 am
I signed this, Thanks, Michelle

Gysele van Santen (213)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 1:06 am
signed for Mackenzie, & noted, thnx.

Animae C (514)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 1:17 am
with 264 supporters
1,736 NEEDED

Angel W (238)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 2:16 am
Noted, signed and shared

MARINA M (125)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 2:44 am
Sooo Signed this!! The Evil perpetrator(s) of this atrocious, barbaric crime deserve the Harshest of meager fines etc but Strong Harsh Punishment!! By the issuing of Real, Truly Deserved Justice, A message will also be sent out to this Cruel, Terrible World we live in that - Abuse and Cruelty will not ever EVER be tolerated!!!

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 4:30 am
with 312 supporters
1,688 NEEDED

Donna Hamilton (159)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 5:09 am
N&S. Thanks, Michelle.

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 5:32 am
It's a miracle she survived this...bless you Mackenzie! Def S+S-thanks.

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 7:17 am
S&S, thanks Michelle

Alison A (244)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 8:09 am
Signed and noted, thanks Michelle.

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 8:52 am
Already signed, TU

Kay M (347)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 9:00 am
signed, thx.

Monika V (442)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 9:03 am
Signed ! Thanks Michelle

Solitary Eagle (324)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 12:21 pm
Signed, thank you Michelle.

Ljiljana Milic (116)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 1:08 pm
with 601 supporters
1,399 NEEDED !!!
& Noted & Thanks for posting Michelle.

Ilona V (0)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 2:05 pm
Thanks. Signed with 629 supporters & noted.

Jan Garen (86)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 2:19 pm
Noted and signed. When will the authorities wake up and throw these no good sub human mutants into jail to rot for life.

naomi cohen (55)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 2:27 pm

Angeles M (298)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 2:41 pm

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 3:04 pm

Vita P (40)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 3:10 pm
Signed. Thank you.

Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 3:45 pm
signed and noted ... so heartbreaking ............

aj E (164)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 3:47 pm

June M (139)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 3:51 pm
signed / noted

722 supporters
1,278 NEEDED

Joe R (190)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 4:08 pm
Thanks Michelle. Signed and noted.

Sunday June 16, 2013, 4:20 pm
noted and signed petition on 6-16-13 talk about an outrageous act of animal cruelty this is so wrong in many ways that words can not explain the low life scum of the world needs to be found and make him or her pay all of the vet bill for this poor dog it's no wonder with all this abuse that this dog survived we need stronger animal cruelty laws so that this does not happen to another living animal.

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 4:44 pm

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 5:13 pm
Signed and shared, thank you.

Christine Stewart (134)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 6:07 pm

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 7:51 pm

Marie W (67)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 9:06 pm
When are we going to get smart and start executing these psychopaths? Psychopaths abuse animals today and kill people tomorrow!

. (7)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 9:26 pm
So horrific!! The suffering this poor dog went thru and still has to go thru, and why? I pray they find the sick person who did this. Noted and signed, thanks Michelle.

iveta NoFwdsPls cer (41)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 10:03 pm
Signed ! Poor Mackenzie :( i am glad she survived and i am 100% agree with you Michelle , thanks .

Judith Mckeoun (0)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 11:08 pm
Thank God for good people and will be praying for her recovery. I wont mention what should happen to those who did this to her. God gave us dogs and cats to love not to hurt and destory.

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Monday June 17, 2013, 12:25 am
Signed and I totally agree with Michelle S.

Danica Mirkovic (108)
Monday June 17, 2013, 12:33 am
Noted and signed, thank you

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Monday June 17, 2013, 1:03 am

Lenora Sullivan (0)
Monday June 17, 2013, 1:24 am
Signed, noted, and shared.

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Monday June 17, 2013, 1:41 am
Signed ...1,003 NEEDED.

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Monday June 17, 2013, 2:15 am

Danuta Watola (1248)
Monday June 17, 2013, 2:21 am

Past Member (0)
Monday June 17, 2013, 5:21 am

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (153)
Monday June 17, 2013, 9:10 am

Mary T (358)
Monday June 17, 2013, 10:41 am
Signed & noted - thank you Michelle

Past Member (0)
Monday June 17, 2013, 10:59 am

Lisa AWAY N (206)
Monday June 17, 2013, 11:13 am
Thank you for signing the petition "Hampton County council members: Justice for shot, cut, and beaten dog, Mackenzie"

Gabriele R (26)
Monday June 17, 2013, 12:09 pm
Signed and noted,thank's

desanka s (416)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 9:02 pm
Signer 1,856, thank you Michelle!
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