The Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance announced late Wednesday in a news release that it had gathered enough donations to cover the surgery costs for an injured dog rescued in York County and believed to be used for dog-fighting training.
Honey, a 2- to 3-year-old pit bull, was found by animal control officers late Friday night and turned over to the York County SPCA Saturday morning, according to the York County SPCA.
The young dog had injuries to her head, face and legs and was probably used as a "bait dog" to train other dogs for fights. A wound to her face left a 2-inch section of her jaw bone exposed where the skin has been ripped away, said Zella Anderson, founder and director of the CPAA.
And now the work done to heal those wounds won't be a drain on the CPAA.
"We are simply overwhelmed by the love, care and generosity shown toward this sweet little girl - saying 'thank you' just doesn't seem enough," Anderson said in the release.
Honey was taken to the Animal Emergency and Referral Center of York in Spring Garden Township for treatment and underwent an operation Monday which cost more than $6,000.
Any funds left after paying the surgery bills will be dedicated to CPAA's Anti-Dogfighting Task Force, the release said.