HORN LAKE, MS (WMC) - A Mid-South pet owner rushed her dog to a veterinary hospital after she said he was poisoned.
The dog's owner, Kalee Hubbard, posted to Facebook asking for prayers for her dog Gordy. She said someone threw meat over her fence and into her yard in Horn Lake, Mississippi.
Gordy's owner said on Tuesday morning she came outside and found Gordy eating meat that covered her backyard.
The meat, hotdogs and chicken, had been opened up and stuffed with antifreeze as well as rat poison, and carefully sewn back together in an attempt to intentionally trick the dog into eating and ultimately poisoning himself. The sweet taste of anti freeze is loved by dogs, but the rat poison inside of it is deadly.
Hubbard posted pictures of the tainted meat on social media. Gordy is still receiving medical care.
"It's very rare that they make it through. He's not out of the woods yet. He's still going to be in the hospital for a while."
The veterinarians at Elmore Red Veterinary Clinic said Gordy is a fighter.
Since Tuesday, doctors have had Gordy in a comatose state by giving him an ethanol drip to stop the antifreeze from damaging his kidneys.
On Friday, for the first time since he was poisoned, Gordy opened his eyes, but the vets said he still has a long road to recovery.
"He is today a little aware of his surroundings. He can't stand or anything, but he is working on waking up."
As Gordy fights to survive, police are searching for the person responsible for poisoning him.
"I just can't comprehend that someone would do that. I don't understand the mind of somebody that would do this. Just heartbreaking."
Hubbard said she rescued Gordy two years ago and they have been inseparable. She said he's much more than a dog, he's family.
"I'm just amazed at the pure evil people would go to harm an animal. It's just senseless," Hubbard said.
Since Tuesday, workers at the clinic said people have been calling to help pay for Gordy's treatment.
Hubbard's friends have set up a Gofundme to help her pay her mounting veterinary bills.
Meanwhile, if you may know anything about the people responsible for this crime, you are asked to call the Horn Lake Police.