MURPHYSBORO (WSIL) -- Mercy is a 3-year-old pitbull terrier mix looking for her "furever" family.
"We were very lucky to get her because we were able to save her life. She came in with a terrible injury to her backside, and Animal Control over there brought her to us," says Diane Daugherty, President of the Board of Directors at Saint Francis CARE.
Mercy is another pup to fall victim to abuse. Franklin County Animal Control brought her to Saint Francis CARE in early April.
"Left untreated, she would've died. There's no question she would've died from the infection. She thought that she would've required multiple surgeries, but one surgery, and it took awhile for that to heal," explains Daugherty.
Thankfully, there are no long-lasting effects from her injury, but she is currently being treated for heartworms.
"She'll be through with that in two weeks, and then she'll be looking for her forever home," says Daugherty.
In two short weeks, Mercy will be healthy and ready to head out the door.
"She's a great dog, for what she's been through. It's amazing how resilient dogs are. They can be treated so terribly, and they just love you."
Mercy loves everyone, including cats and other dogs. "I think anything is her favorite thing to do. She loves laps. The life that she lived before this, she deserves a couch, she deserves a family," adds Daugherty.
Mercy's adoption fee is $125. If you're interested in meeting her, Daugherty says they've created a new outdoor meet and greet area.
"All rescue dogs, I think they know you saved them. Even if they're not in an abusive situation, I believe they know you saved them. Especially coming from a terrible situation, if she can get her own family, she's going to be so happy and so grateful. She deserves to live a wonderful life."
For more information about Mercy, click here. For more adoptable pets, tune into our Pets of the Week segment on News 3 This Morning every Thursday.