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Rescue group says dog will need several surgeries to survive abuse

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A dog rescue group says someone abused a dog so badly, it will need several surgeries to survive, but so far, no one is facing any charges.

The rescue group that rushed the dog to an animal emergency room says if they wouldn't have taken the dog, they say it may have died the same day.

Cat Dennis with Apollo Support and Rescue shot cell phone video of the dog Tuesday night at the Denton County Animal E.R.

The dog, named Trinity, is missing a lot of flesh from one side of her jaw, and has several other cuts and wounds, but the question of what attacked the dog, and whether it was the result of criminal behavior, is still a mystery.

"Her toes in the back will probably have to be amputated because they have such bad infections in them," said Dennis.

Danielle Stewart, founder of Apollo, says she got a call Sunday from a volunteer at Fort Worth's Animal Control Facility who told her the dog needed immediate care.

"She has obviously been attacked by something," said Stewart. "Old scars and new scars, she's been attacked by something, and they also suspected that her face has been burned. She has scorched whiskers and eyelashes."

There is a strong suspicion that Trinity was a bait dog. She has cuts on her legs typically done to draw blood, so as to lure another dog to attack.

"I was pretty sick to my stomach, full of tears," said Stewart. "There were several volunteers at our adoption event when they arrived with the animal, and several people were very emotional." 

Stewart doesn't think Trinity was hit by a car, because the dog doesn't have abrasions or any broken bones.

Trinity has a lot of wounds that are infected, so caregivers have to wait until those heal before she can have surgery, which she'll need a lot of.

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