“We brought him to the vet the next morning and he cut the prong collar off of his neck with bolt cutters.
We gave him antibiotics and took him back to our cabin rental, where we weren’t supposed to have dogs.
He slept for the next three days.
While we were still in Tennessee, we saw a flyer for a lost dog with a picture of Smoky.
The vet said, absolutely, do not give him back.”