A disgusting video shows the condition of a poor dog found alive with a nail in his skull after a 12-year-old boy launched a vicious attack.
The poor street dog is now fighting for his life and vets have decided to let the 5cm nail in as it is not possible to remove it until the animal’s health improves.
In the video, the dog is comforted on the way to the vet and groomed as they try to help him recover.
The nail still protrudes from the top of his skull, and a woman caresses the poor dog’s face while he sleeps.
Kaja, a female dog, was found in the town of Novi Sad in Vojvodina, Serbia, by volunteers from the Novi Sad Animal Protection Association.
The volunteers came to the scene after receiving information about the dog from an unnamed female resident and the critically ill animal was taken to a vet.
Photos show the head of a nail in the dog’s skull, and an X-ray shows how the nail went through the poor animal’s skull and into its brain.
Veterinarians discovered that the 10-year-old dog was chipped and contacted the female owner.
The owner said the dog went out the day before the incident, but they expected it to return in the end, claiming it was not uncommon for the dog to leave the house alone.
The volunteers wrote: “We spoke to the vets, Kaja is receiving medicines and IV, her condition is a little better, but it is still early for a prognosis.
“The owners were with her and she responded to them, she opened her eyes for a moment, she now sleeps on her owner’s T-shirt.”
Kaja is still “not stable enough for surgery,” the animal rescue organization added.
The volunteers said, “In recent days, they have been giving her a combination of medicines and checking her condition.
“She won’t be operated on until her condition improves, but there have been no major changes so far.”
The case was reported to the police and they allegedly found the suspect, an unnamed 12-year-old boy.
Police spoke to him and his guardian – his grandmother – and he was released because he is no older than criminal responsibility and is still a minor.
The boy is suspected to have caused the damage by hitting the dog with a piece of old wood containing the nail.
Volunteers said that Kaja was the fifth dog to become a victim of abuse in Novi Sad in a short time.
The organization said three dogs with ripped claws have been found in the city, but no suspects have been found at this time.