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UPDATE: Donations pour in to cover Fred's surgery and care

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A dog with limited options is expected to survive after a horrifying case of animal cruelty, and thanks to the public's generosity his surgery and care is funded.

A passerby spotted "Fred" on the side of the road. We're told the dog was mutilated and most likely in a lot of pain. A local animal clinic was left with only two options: extensive surgery or euthanization.

Several people throughout the Tennessee Valley posted their thoughts towards the person that hurt "Fred" on Facebook.

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The owner of Wally's Friends, Eileen Price said, "This was a senseless act of animal cruelty." "Someone used a knife and cut a line across the dog's testicles."

A passer-by found Fred rail thin, viciously cut, and barely responsive near the side of the road in Hamilton County in a pool of blood.

After he realized the dog was severely injured and noticed where the wound was located he immediately rushed the dog to the local animal clinic; "Wally's Friend's."

Veterinarian Dr. Cynthia Gordon says, "I think it was an attempt to neuter the dog." She also said, "his scrotum will probably need to be removed. "It is definitely going to be a complicated surgery because a lot of repair is involved to remove the dead tissue."

Wally's Friends tells Channel 3 Fred's surgery went well and he is expected to survive.

In addition, the clinic says they were deluged with calls and visits of people concerned for Fred. Among the well wishers was a nurse who stopped by at the end of her shift. She and her co-workers pooled their money and want it earmarked to cover Fred's urological care. And an 80-year-old man who struggled just to walk through the door stopped by to donate $25 to Fred's recovery.

Fred will need a few surgeries to repair the damage, but representatives with Wally's Friends say his surgeries and future care are covered.

He's spending the weekend at Middle Valley and will return to Wally's Monday.

The clinic is still collecting funds for the "Fred Fund." The proceeds will be used for future animals like Fred who need emergency care. If you would like to donate, contact Wally's Friend's their number is 423- 877-9966 or visit Wally's Friends website.

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