Hercules needs your help

5-month-old puppy suffered abuse, neglect

Published On: May 14 2012 11:04:41 AM EDT   Updated On: May 14 2012 07:38:04 PM EDT
DETROIT -

Despite being abused and neglected, Hercules is a sweet little puppy.

At just 5 months old, this white boxer puppy has suffered two broken legs and neglect.

An Eastpointe resident saw the puppy dragging his own body around using only his front legs called Animal Control.

Animal Control required the owner to seek medical attention for the injured puppy, but according to "4 Paws 1 Heart" rescue group, the owner declined all treatment for the pup.

According to veterinarian Dr. Maddy Lutz, the pup's injuries were caused by extreme blunt force and are about two months old.

"Some examples of this type of trauma include being hit by a car, beaten with a bat, or kicked with the intent to cause bodily harm,” Lutz said. “The dog’s pain and emotional discomfort would have been immediately evident."

On May 8, Hercules owner, Martin Everett Nelson, pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and given one year of probation.

Donate to this healing puppy

Despite all the pain he endures, he still gives face washes with his kisses, plays with his toys and wags his tail nonstop.

Hercules still needs more care, which is getting expensive.

If you would like to help, you can send a donation to:

4 Paws 1 Heart

P.O. Box 84
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

Or, people can donate on line through the organizations website: http://4paws1heart.org/sample-page/.