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Man investigating barking finds dog impaled on tree limb on Wadmalaw Island

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A man who heard a dog barking non-stop on Wadmalaw Island this past weekend found the animal impaled on a tree limb. 

Officials with the Charleston Animal Society said the man walked through an entire marsh to find the dog 15 feet in the air. 

CAS officials say no foul play is suspected, and it is believed the dog ran up the tree after an animal and slipped. 

The dog was rescued by Charleston County Animal Control Officers and was carried out of the marsh on a stretcher. 

He was then brought to Charleston Animal Society for treatment. 

He was examined, underwent surgery for his wound, given fluids and is under close observation. 

According to a spokeswoman with the Charleston County Animal Society, the stick didn't go into the wall of his stomach or puncture his intestines. 

He did have a microchip for identification and his current owners are being contacted.

The pet is in critical guarded condition. 

“This was a close call for this pet, and we are doing everything possible to save him,” said Charleston Animal Society Senior Director of Veterinary Care Lucy Fuller, “if it weren't for people's generous donations to our medical fund, Toby's Fund, we wouldn't be able to save animals like this one.”

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