Severely burned dog making a steady recovery


After two months of care and recovery, a dog who was badly burned by someone in Marshall County is almost ready to go home.

Mary Harris, with Friends of Marshall County Animals, saw a reward offer post on Facebook about Sky. When she found out Sky’s owner didn’t have the money to get Sky proper care, she took the dog in.

“She was so badly burned that any infection would have been the end of it for her, so she couldn’t stay home. She just simply could not stay home,” said Harris.

Sky is steadily recovering. The vets say they’re not exactly sure how much longer she’ll have to stay here at the clinic, because they’ve never seen a dog this severely burned.

“As we’ve watched this heal, hair has started to sprout here and there, so I know that it’s still dermis that we’re dealing with, and we really haven’t had felt the need to do any grafting at this point. We’re really happy with the way things have gone,” said McCrory Animal Clinic veterinarian, Clarke Garrett.

Sky is very energetic and isn’t letting the trauma keep her down. Harris says they are just waiting for one more wound to heal before sending Sky home.

Harris is taking donations and selling 2019 calendars for $25 to help raise money to pay for Sky’s recovery expenses.

The calendars are available at McCrory Animal Clinic, 1133 AL Highway N, Albertville, AL 35950 and at Stach & Co. in Guntersville, AL. Exact change or checks will be accepted. 

You can also order calendars by mailing a check for $28.50 to Friends of Marshall County Animals, P O Box 784, Albertville, AL 35950 or you can order through PayPal at Include the desired mailing address in the notes. The cost will be $28.50 per calendar.

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