Last month Murphy was all over the news. Murphy's owner at the time (ex-owner now) is accused of bludgeoning the 9 year old Australian Shepherd mix with a sledge hammer and leaving him wrapped in a blanket to die in a park in the Atlanta, Georgia area.
He was found by Robert Kennedy who was walking his own dogs in the park that day-- his 60th birthday. Robert took him to a vet who said there was only a 10% chance Murphy could survive. Murphy had a fractured skull, a damaged eye that had to be removed and injuries to his stomach and esophagus.
But thanks to Robert, who determined to save Murphy if at all possible, even though the vet bills could (and did) reach $6000, Murphy is alive. Donations were made into a fund to help pay the vet bill. And Murphy is now living with Robert Kennedy and his two Golden Retrievers.
When we emailed Robert to ask about posting his links on JFF, we learned that Murphy participated in the Chick-fil-A Bowl Parade as an honorary Golden Retriever. What an incredible recovery this dog that was not expected to survive is making.
Robert's webpage has these links on it, but I am going to post them separately here because his page, unlike a blog, is continuous.
Pictures of Murphy in the parade.
MyFox Atlanta news video.
And we can't forget: Robert asked us to be sure to mention G.R.R.A.! We asked what that is and he said, Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta - where I got Charlie from -- they do things the right way! (We are happy to do such a small thing for one who so obviously has a heart toward animals. )
If you want to read more of Murphy's legal story, it is being followed on PetAbuse.com.