Dog found sexually abused is on the road to recovery

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RIVERSIDE, R.I. (WLNE) – A dog found sexually abused in Lincoln is back on the road to recovery after spending days in the ICU.

According to the Rhode Island SPCA, Misty, a female Weimaraner, was found sexually abused in a Lincoln home in February. She was immediately removed from the home and diagnosed with a urinary tract infection.

Misty was placed in a foster home to recover, but was rushed to Ocean State Veterinary services when her health abruptly declined.

Vets said the dog’s uterus ruptured and a life-threatening infection spread through her body. After days in the ICU, Misty’s condition was upgraded to stable.

The RISPCA said Thursday that Misty has been released from the hospital and is back with her foster family.

“Although she has been released, Misty is not out of the woods yet,” the RISPCA said. “ She has much recuperating to do, and will have many follow up visits to ensure she is on the road to a full recovery.”

The man charged with the sexual abuse, 38-year-old Michael Woodhead of Lincoln, is facing felony charges.  He is due in court in September

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