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WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Iowa puppy fighting for her life after attacked by another dog

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A homeless puppy is fighting for her life in Cedar Rapids. 

Cedar Rapids Critter Crusaders says a 6-month-old lab was looking for a "forever home." They say she was staying in a foster home, when another dog attacked her.

Critter Crusaders says she has life threatening injuries.

This includes puncture wounds on her abdomen, legs, neck, and ribs. 

Some of the wounds were contaminated with mud since the attack happened outside.

The good news is Critter Crusaders says Baby Nix has started to make some slow improvements, but she still has a long way to go. 

Critter Crusaders says the puppy's foster parent broke up the fight as soon as she could.  

The puppy was attacked by another foster dog. One she had been living with for several months with no problems.

Critter Crusaders says they are already over $5000 in her critical care charges, and Nix will need much more time in the hospital. Once released, her medical care will be ongoing.

They are asking for donations. Below is how you can help: 

Please consider a tax deductible donation to this Go Fund Me, or CC’s website Pay Pal at crittercrusaderscr.org or directly to

CCCR at PO Box 10111, Cedar Rapids, IA. 52410. 
Federal EIN: 26-2821920

100% of your donations will go directly to Nix’s bill.

Below is part their story on their GoFundMe Page

It seems that our homeless animal friends in this area just can’t catch a break this year. Critter Crusaders received an urgent call early this afternoon about a puppy who was attacked by another dog in her foster home! CC took her case – her injuries are life-threatening, and she is receiving emergency care at the East Iowa Veterinary Specialty Clinic.

Sweet little five-month-old Nix has had a rough start in life! She has battled a variety of parasites that she was plagued with when Cedar Valley Pit Bull Rescue took her in - she is now parasite-free had just started go gain weight when she was attacked by another dog in her foster home today! The foster mom single handedly got the fight stopped but not before little Nix suffered serious life-threatening injuries! She is at high risk for life-threatening sepsis with many wounds over her body which are tremendously deep and dirty, and they believe some of these puncture wounds may have gone into her abdominal cavity, so it is possible that she may have internal injuries and the skilled doctors at EIVSC are monitoring her closely for any such signs.  She has a partial pneumothorax (small collapse of a lung).  Nix is critical, and it is possible that she may need surgery if internal complications arise.

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