These images show a female dog’s head with a gaping wound after she was attacked while feeding her five newborn puppies.
The incident took place in Vista Minintod in the town of Penampang located in Sabah, a Malaysian state occupying the northern part of the island of Borneo.
The photos were uploaded on Facebook by members of the Borneo Animal Welfare Society who were alerted to the incident after the dog was found with the shocking head injury.
According to the animal rights group, the dog had just given birth to a litter of five puppies when she was allegedly attacked by an unknown assailant.
In the photos, the poor pooch is seen with the gaping wound above its left eye.
When animal activists found the dog, one of her five puppies had sadly passed away.
The other canines were taken to the Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) dog pound to be cared for.
Vets at the pound have reportedly treated the dog’s head wound.
Dubbed ‘Vista’ by the team of vets, the pooch will remain under observation until she is given the all clear.
When the pooch has fully recovered and been neutered, Vista and her puppies will be made available for adoption.
It is unclear if the local authorities are investigating the incident.
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