According to the Mayo Clinic, some of the initial symptoms of Traumatic brain injury (TBI) are blurry vision, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.
People are not the only ones who can get a TBI (or craniocerebral trauma). In Eugene, Oregon, Earl, the terrier was found with a TBI – he was found lying in a parking lot in serious need of help.
This dog was taken to an emergency veterinary hospital – and happily was released soon after. Earl still needs some time to recover and will be spending time in a foster home.
The man responsible for his condition was 24-year-old Zachary Michael Ralston. He was seen by a witness kicking, choking, and punching Earl.
Thankfully, the monster was taken off the streets and charged with aggravated animal abuse. It was unclear at the time of the incident if Earl would make a full recovery – but it is a good sign that he was released from the hospital and allowed to go into foster care.
Earl deserves a happy home and a happy life.