MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – It is a sad story but it has a happy ending. Two dogs were found severely injured at a Macon home last week. The two pups are getting the help they need thanks to the generous support from hundreds of people around the world.
There is only one word for it: unbelievable.
"We have been blown away by the response," Anne Brennaman, founder of Macon Purrs N Paws, said.
Brennaman tells 41 NBC she didn't expect the overwhelming support to help these two dogs, Biscuit and Pluto. Macon Purrs N Paws rescued the dogs last week. When they found them, Biscuit had been hit by a car and Pluto had an eye infection.
"I want to stress to everybody that these dogs were not abused," Brennaman said. "These people were doing the best that they could."
That's when the rescue group set up a "chip in" account to raise money for man's best friend.
Donations to help Pluto and Biscuit came from all across the world. Since Wednesday, November 8th, over 300 people donated more than 71 hundred dollars to go towards their veterinary bills and all the leftover cash will go towards helping other rescue animals.
"This has restored our faith in humanity," Brennaman said.
Biscuit had both eyes removed and Pluto is being treated for heart worms. Brennaman says it is hundreds of dollars worth of veterinary bills and all of it is being paid for by the donations.
"The outpouring has been phenomenal. It's put the rescues in Middle Georgia on the map as truly having a heart, which we all do," she said. "And they realize the rescues are in it for one reason and that's the animals."
The extra cash will go towards a fund to help animals in similar situations, like Biscuit and Pluto, get the veterinary help they need.
"People need to be aware that your animals don't have to suffer," Brennaman said.
Both Biscuit and Pluto should be sent to a foster home by the end of the week and both dogs must be adopted together.