In an unconscionable act of animal cruelty, a puppy – barely alive, stood as stiff as a statue, in a cartoon box he was brought to the shelter. What happened to him in Istanbul, Turkey defies all logic and compassion. Children had drowned the dog in glue just for fun.
In what a group of heartless kids thought was a game and highly amusing, after they drenched the dog in glue, they dragged him through the mud. And then they all ran away leaving the defenseless puppy to try and rub the hardening glue away. All he could do was rub and roll. It didn’t take long before the glue dried – and became a second skin as thick as cement preventing blood flow to parts of his body. When discovered barely alive, the suffering puppy, who tried to hide from everyone as he languished in pain, was brought to a nearby shelter where the international rescue group, He’Art of Rescue stepped in to help.
“A statue made of mud and glue, a statue submissive to everything that happens around him. A statue in desperate fear of what is to come next. The remnants of once a puppy, barely alive stands as we listen to his story in shock…,” the organization posted on their Facebook page describing the emotional and heartbreaking story of the pup’s short life, now dubbed Pascal.
When brought to the organization’s partner veterinarian hospital, the puppy’s prognosis seemed poor; his body and his spirit were nearly destroyed:
“As we take him out of his box and put him on the ground, Pascal moans in pain dragging his two feet. They seem to be broken during the accident. He finds a dark corner in the examination room where he hides from us. His stare meets ours in this incredible moment of shock; betrayal, terror and pain seemed to have almost materialized in his broken soul. He is just a baby yet, but his eyes look much older. He is expecting the worst.”
On Wednesday, Pascal’s condition was updated. Doctors slowly peeled the layers of glue away from his skin. Because the blood flow has been severely compromised, one of Pascal’s ears was necrotic, and although he is still in pain, his condition has not worsened.
“His blood tests will come next , and after the tests for any transmissible condition that he may have attained in the street. His skin is being attended by homeopathic medicines…. Our heart is broken but we will not let Pascal go through this alone… We will do everything until he is completely recovered.”
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(Photos of dog in glue with permission from Rima Nur, founder of He’Art of Rescue)