Skiatook animal rescue crews save 6-month-old puppy dumped on side of creek

Skiatook, Okla. — Skiatook Paws and Claws Animal Rescue says they have been fighting to keep a six-month-old puppy alive

The president of the group says they got the dog they named Eastwood after a family near Avant found a crate of puppies dumped at Bird Creek. They say two of the dogs died and only Eastwood survived.

The rescue group said it was important to keep the dog alive.

Volunteers rushed the then four-week-old dog to the Oklahoma Veterinary Specialist that night. They said he was anemic, had parasites, needed fluids and was freezing from the outdoor temperatures. They eventually gave him a blood transfusion to help him get to a stable state.

Paws and Claws says they asked for funding on Facebook, multiple people helped during a time of need.

They said they had to help Eastwood stay alive and get help paying for the extra vet costs.

Paws and Claws says Eastwood is now doing well and has found his forever home. They say a veterinary technician who has been helping Eastwood adopted the small puppy. She says it was love at first sight.