Clay Humane Society needs donations for dog possibly injured in dogfighting

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. — The Clay Humane Society is in need of donations to help care for a dog who was possibly injured in dogfighting.

Jackson, a 1- or 2-year-old pit bull mix, was picked up by Clay County Animal Care and Control in Keystone Heights. He was then taken to the Clay Humane Society because of his severe medical needs.

“Jackson was in horrible condition when he arrived at our clinic,” said Dr. Christian Broadhurst, Clay Humane's senior staff veterinarian. “His wounds are consistent with dogfighting.”

Veterinarians at Clay Humane Society performed emergency surgery to remove Jackson’s severely injured right eye. His left eye was already damaged, leaving him blind. Jackson also tested positive for heartworms, according to the Clay Humane Society.

Clay Humane Society expects Jackson’s care to cost more than $2,000.

“Despite his horrific background, Jackson is a sweet pup and our staff has already fallen in love with him,” said Linda Welzant, Clay Humane's executive director. “With the generous help of our community, Jackson will heal and be available for adoption in the coming months.”

Visit the Clay Humane Society's website or call 904-276-7729 to make a donation to help Jackson and other abandoned and sick animals.

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