PUPDATE: bait dog missing ear has surgery, on the mend

Posted at 10:01 PM, Nov 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-27 12:46:42-05

The three-year-old dog rescued from Miami-Dade County after she was abandoned with severe injuries is on the way to recovery.

Abigail is missing her entire ear and the side of her face. Experts believe she was a bait dog used in dog fighting.

She has been in the care of Pets First Wellness Center in Estero since November 14th. Doctors there performed skin-graft surgery on November 22nd, taking skin from her shoulder and placing it over where her ear used to be.

The company Arthrex donated thousands of dollars in state-of-the-art bandages to help make Abigail's recovery possible.

Abigail is doing so well, she was able to go home with her Foster mom, her rescuer from Love is Fur Ever Dog Rescue, Victoria Frazier, for the weekend.

WATCH the video above to see Abigail on her first trip to PetSmart, rocking her latest bonnet.

To keep up with Abigail's recovery, click here.

You can meet Abigail at Pets First Wellness Center in Estero on December 10th during Love is Fur Ever rescue's "Santa Paws" event. It's from 10am-2pm.

How to help Abigail and Love is Fur Ever dog rescue:

  • Call Pets First Wellness Center at (239) 221-8356 and make a donation in Abigail's name
  • Donate to her GoFundMe by clicking here
  • Visit the Love is Fur Ever website