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Animal Hospital Seeking Help for Burned Dog
PARK HILLS, Ky. (Tiffany Wilson) -- A local dog suffers 3rd degree burns in a house fire, veterinarians didn't even expect him to survive.
Now, three weeks after the fire the Park Hills Animal Hospital is asking for help to keep Edison alive. By the thump of his tail you'd never guess the trauma Edison has experienced.
About three weeks ago his owner's house caught fire. They believe he was burned by falling debris. Eddie barely survived.
"Basically he lost a huge area of skin on his back and the back of his head."
Thursday, Eddie's owners gave him to the Park Hills Animal Hospital because they can't afford his medical care. Already the staff has fallen in love with the two-year-old lab.
"He's a very good dog, a dog like Eddie makes it very easy to take care of him"
Pam Bradshaw will spend several hours everyday for the next few months helping Eddie heal. Friday she gave him a laser treatment to help his tissue regenerate. Then she covered the third-degree burns with honey.
The hospital is donating staff time but Bradshaw says they need the public's help to cover the cost of treatment.
"It's going to take several thousands of dollars, especially if he gets the best care."
When asked if it might be more humane to put him down Bradshaw said, "Not if you meet Eddie, you can always euthanize an animal, but if he survives a thing like this and he's three weeks out, you couldn't give up on him at this point."
With his tail wagging and his eyes smiling, you can tell Eddie is special. He's a survivor and in a few months, after he's healed, hopefully a local family can give him a new home that's full of love.
The Park Hills Animal Hospital put out a plea for help on Facebook Thursday night. They say they've already received about 3,000 dollars to help take care of Eddie. They say it's a great start to what will be a long and expensive recovery process.