Vets have given this poor pooch a jumper to keep her warm after cruel thugs tried to skin the helpless creature alive by ripping her fur from her body.
The pet, named Rosita by locals where it lived on the streets, said she was found horrifically mutilated in front of the home of one of the people who often fed her in the neighbourhood of Alberdi, in Rio Cuarto, which is in the north central Argentina province of Cordoba.
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Shocked locals raised the alarm with animal rights activists from the association of animal protections of Rio Cuarto and Natalia Borla in the middle of last month.
The organisation which is a member of the Sentimiento Animal (Animal feeling) program has their own vets and instantly arranged emergency treatment.
They said “the animal was found skinned in front of the house by a neighbour”.
They said they had raised the alarm with police about the incident, and added that there had been several other incidents in which cats and dogs have been either hanged or shot.
But the latest case was particularly horrific, and resulted in people queuing up to offer a new home out of the dangerous neighbourhood for the pet.
Veronica Nuesch, one of the vets attending Rosita, said that she had showed amazing determination to survive the horrific abuse that left her skin peeled back like an orange.
She described the dog as a “little warrior” and added that she was now clearly on the mend.
Online commentators noted that the case was reminiscent of another dog named Chocolate, a three months old dog that got its name through its brown coat, and that died three days after being skinned in the city of San Francisco, also in Argentina.