UPDATE: German Shepherd in ‘stable’ condition after stabbing, transferred to new facility for around-the-clock care

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UPDATE: 5/1/2021 6:00 P.M.: In an update Saturday, The Animal Foundation said Alexander had to undergo another surgery, due to being septic. Officials say his original surgery on his intestines failed.

They also posted this new photo:

The Animal Foundation thanked those who donated, saying they are ensuring Alexander receives the highest level of care available.

UPDATE: 4/30/2021 5:30 P.M.: The Animal Foundation posted an update on Alexander’s condition, saying the German Shepherd made it through surgery, “but is not out of the woods yet.”

Alexander received a plasma transfusion and was transferred to Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center for around-the-clock care.

They say Alexander is stable, but has a long road ahead of him.

The Animal Foundation also says they have been in contact with Alexander’s family and are certain they were not involved in causing any harm to Alexander. They say they are expecting a happy reunion if Alexander pulls through.


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Animal Foundation is looking for help for a German Shepherd who was the victim of animal cruelty.

The dog, Alexander, who was stabbed several times suffered injuries to his legs, neck and abdomen. Animal Control brought him to The Animal Foundation Thursday morning.

“We don’t know why or how anyone could do this to an animal, but we knew we had to help Alexander immediately,” The Animal Foundation said on a web page to raise money for his care.

The stab wound to his abdomen was so severe, it required surgery and the veterinarian had to remove his spleen and part of his intestine. Alexander will need to spend several days in the hospital receiving antibiotics and IV fluids.

Alexander is recovering at Lone Mountain Animal Hospital but the shelter needs some help paying for his bills. You can make a donation on The Animal Foundation’s website by clicking here.

The Animal Foundation said it does not know who harmed Alexander but were thankful they were able to get him emergency help.

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