THHS needs your help to keep a man's beloved pet alive.
Someone burned his dog last week.
Last Monday night, Archer got away from his owner.
Sometime between then and Tuesday night, someone badly burned him with either scalding water or chemicals.
Third degree burns cover about half of Archer's body, including his head.
The burns damaged his corneas, leaving him nearly blind. He wasn't eating and he acted like he wanted to die.
But as you can see, Archer now eats, especially when offered his favorite treat, and our cameras were rolling when he decided to go on a short walk… something he's only recently been able to do.
Dr. Brown says Archer still needs serious medical attention. If not, Archer could die.
"Secondary infections could set in and go systemic, meaning he could get an infection throughout his body that could be fatal for him," said Dr. Beth Brown, Archer's veterinarian.
But you can help Archer through this.
THHS is asking the public for donations to help pay for Archer's care. With your help, Archer and his owner can be reunited.
"We're always reciprocates of random acts of kindness at the shelter," said THHS Board President Debbie Floyd. "This is a chance for us to do something for a person and his dog."
You may make a donation to Archer's care at any First Financial Bank branch.
You may also donate on-line through the Humane Society's web page.
Purdue University is assisting with Archer's care.
Any exess funds donated not needed for Archer's treatment will be used for another dog with special needs.