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Help needed for dog who walked into shelter with missing leg

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Posted at 10:38 AM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-04 18:30:41-05

OPELOUSAS, La. - UPDATE: Cassidy underwent emergency surgery on Friday. The shelter updated on Facebook that she is now resting at the Clinic, but is still considered critical.

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Help is needed in raising money for an injured dog that walked through the gates of an animal shelter and to the front door with a leg missing.

Cassidy will under go emergency surgery on Friday and donations can be made to Bellevue Animal Clinic by calling 337-942-7126.

The animal shelter is still trying to locate the owner.

It is believed that fireworks contributed to Cassidy's injury, according to Stacey Alleman, director of the St. Landry Parish Animal Shelter.

"I hope people understand that during fireworks pets really have a horrible time during all the chaos because they don't understand fireworks," said Alleman. "Fireworks smell like gun powder, the noise is constantly going off, and unfortunately pets are getting loose. And right now what we are seeing is just a flood in of injured pets."

Alleman said that another dog is at the animal clinic that appears to have been shot.

The animal clinic did confirm there was another dog admitted with traumatic injuries, but would not release any details. Donations can also be made to Bellevue Animal Clinic to help that dog.

More information is on the St. Landry Animal Rescue's Facebook page (Warning: the photos are graphic).