Rumble recovering from abuse

Rumble the dog shows improvement after treatment.

BY KIRSTEN ISBELL
Clarkston News Intern Writer
Rumble the dog has come a long way in a short time. The 5- or 6-week old puppy was found dumped in the bushes at Sashabaw Mobile Homes, covered in maggots and clinging to life.
A concerned citizen found him, July 24, and immediately called the Canine Companions Rescue Center. Rumble was treated for a fractured skull and brain injury, which left him partially blind, but is now safe in the home of foster parents.
“He is doing well right now. It has been touch and go,” said Erica McCarthy, operations manager of Canine Companions Rescue Center. “He is having more better days than worse days. We are happy with his progress and hope he continues this way.”
He has another few weeks before he can have any other medical procedures done, McCarthy said.
His original owners Heather Bradly and Jeremy Atkins face misdemeanor animal abuse charges in the case.
Bradly has a court date on Sept. 17 in 52-2 District Court in Clarkston.
To help Rumble, go to CCRCdogs.com. Donations can be made to the center or specifically to Rumble.
“His medical bills are very expensive and they are continuing to grow. As long as he is fighting, we will fight with him,” McCarthy said. “People have to speak up when they see this happening. We are their voices.”
If you have any information about Rumble or any abuse, contact Oakland Country Animal Control at 248-858-1070.