A stray dog that was left with trauma after being brutalized and left with wounds and a broken spine has been rescued by rescuers in the UAE.
The two-year-old dog, named Braveheart, was saved by volunteers from the Stray Dogs Centre (SDC) by rushing him to a vet in an effort to save his life.
Vets are currently monitoring the dog's condition though he is now safe at SDC.
"His wounds and septic shock required immediate attention with different antibiotics," Amirah William, owner of SDC in Umm Al Quwain, was quoted as saying by Khaleej Times.
"His injuries are horrific, his lower extremities are damaged. Braveheart is in critical but stable condition, and everything possible is being done to save his life. Though his vitals are relatively better today and he can move and raise his head, the prognosis is still guarded," she added.
The stray dog has developed a complication called anaplasma which leads to a tick-borne disease, causing fever and uncontrolled bleeding.