Flippin animal control officer, Anita Hannah, said, they fell in love with the pup and couldn’t leave him amidst the disaster.
Last Wednesday, a mobile home near Summit caught fire. That’s where the dog’s rescue started. The rescuers walked around the house and they saw something disturbing.
They found a dog which was turned into ashes because of the fire. They also found dog kennels inside a room. In the bathtub, they also found harnesses for dogfighting.
One of the Marion County deputies said that they found a lot of plastic drums which were used as dog shelters. There were dead dogs chained to these barrels. The owner, Chance Dodson was soon arrested.
The owner was charged with three counts of aggravated cruelty to animals. He was also charged with other felonies like possession of drugs, meth, and cocaine.
Hannah said that it was a disturbing scene to see the poor pups having no control with their situation. They can’t do anything to protect themselves.
Fawkes, the dog was found under the burning house. She was starving and she was really skinny, like skin and bones.
After a week, Fawkes gained 7.5 lbs and also found a new family. Glenn Chapman, Flippin Fire Chief said that the pup currently has a number of health problems. However, they are all doing their best to nurse and take care of the dog’s health.
Fawkes adores her new home. She loves being around people, even with cats. She’s also beginning to build a friendship with Chapman’s German Shepherd puppy.
Fawkes was given veterinary care and plenty of food in Yellville by the Have a Heart Pet Shelter. City leaders encouraged local residents to report any suspicious activity on their area.
Small trivia: Fawkes was named after Harry Potter’s Fawkes the Phoenix who literally rises from the ashes to live a new life.
Credits to Kark 4 News for sharing this update.