Beagle rescued after being found 'clinging to life' with frostbite

The Detroit News
An animal rescue group called for prayers and funds Tuesday night after this beagle was found with frostbitten back legs and paws in Detroit.

A beagle found almost frozen to death Tuesday is recovering gradually and is almost at the point of being able to walk again, rescuers said. 

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue brought the pup to Center Line Veterinary Hospital for emergency care. The dog, who has been named Olaf, could be seen hooked up to fluids and shivering on a plaid bed on an exam table and covered with blankets and warm bottles.

"His back end was almost completely frozen and he was not doing well when he was brought in," someone is heard saying in the Facebook video posted by Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue.

A veterinary worker said the beagle's back legs "seem to be moving pretty well" and his muscles "becoming unfrozen," good signs, she said.

An update on Facebook posted Wednesday said the dog also has damage to his bladder but is almost to the point of being able to walk. 

Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue posted about the dog's medical care and sought donations. More than $3,000 was raised by more than 140 people. 

"Sending prayers.God Bless you all. Thank you for all you do," said a Facebook post.