'June Bug' struggling to survive infections after being surrendered

Published: May. 11, 2020 at 4:58 PM EDT
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June Bug, a severely underweight dog with life-threatening infections, is being cared for by the Lucas County Pit Crew. According to the group's executive director, its one of the worst cases of neglect they've seen recently.

She was rushed to MedVet Toledo for emergency care Sunday and is now at West Toledo Animal Hospital.

The Pit Crew takes in dozens of dogs every year in life-threatening condition, but LCPC Executive Director Jean Keating said this is one of the worst cases of suspected neglect in recent months.

June Bug is receiving round-the-clock care right now. Keating is cautiously optimistic about June Bug's long-term prognosis but emphasizes that her condition is still very guarded right now. She weighs about a third of what she should and has numerous pressure points on her body that are infected.

June Bug will stay at the vet for at least the rest of the week. Once she is strong enough and healthy enough, she will go into foster care.

If you'd like to help pay for June Bug's care or make a donation to care for any of the other dogs at the rescue, we've posted a link.