Pig saved after 2 pit bulls attack

IMG_1081FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Doctors from Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists performed emergency surgery to save a pig after it was attacked by two pit bulls in Pembroke Pines Friday evening.

The female pig, named Miss Piggy by her rescuers, was found exhausted and bleeding in a pool at the home while the dogs were still harassing her, witnesses said.

Pembroke Pines Police and Broward County Animal Control responded to the scene. Miss piggy was then transported by Broward County Animal Control to Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists where she underwent emergency surgery Friday night.

Doctors at LVS gave her IV fluids, cleaned her wounds and sutured them.

“Fortunately for Miss Piggy, as long as her wounds don’t become infected, her prognosis is good and I expect her to make a full recovery,” said Dr. Ira Zaslow, a board-certified specialist in veterinary emergency and critical care and medical director of Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists.IMG951080

The owners were not home at the time of the incident. The two pit bulls were taken into custody by Broward County Animal Control and citations were issued.

According to the Pembroke Pines Police Department, the incident is currently under investigation.

About Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists
Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists is a 24-hour veterinary emergency, critical care, referral hospital and imaging center serving Broward, Palm Beach and Miami Dade counties. Their services include: emergency, critical care, internal medicine, neurosurgery, neurology, ultrasound, CT-scan, digital radiography, bereavement counseling, as well as, soft tissue, orthopedic and reconstructive surgery. LVS can be reached at 954.641.1100 and is located at 3217 NW 10th Terrace, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309.


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