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Homeless Prince William Co. Dog Needs Help

In Virginia, the Prince William County Animal Shelter is looking for a helping hand for an injured, homeless dog.

Ten-week-old Chihuahua mix Louie is in need of an operation to repair a large hernia in his abdomen. The surgery is expected to cost upwards of $2,300.

Animal rescue staff say they're looking for donations toward the operation as well as a permanent home for Louie.

If you'd like to help, contact the Prince William County Animal Shelter.

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