When a devastated neighbor witnessed a three-month-old puppy being tossed over a high fence on Wednesday night, she reached out for help to Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.
The pup was immediately rushed from Fulton County Animal Services in Atlanta, Georgia to the rescue’s veterinary partner where the tiny pooch dubbed Caleb had far worse injuries than expected as the result of a cruel fall. His initial shocking injury report included the following:
“Upon being examined by the medical team they discovered this puppy was in far worse shape than originally known,” stated Jackie. “Poor Caleb suffered not only head trauma, but he’s clearly emaciated, covered in what looks to be old cigarette burns, and they found an “abnormal” anus! The medical team was so upset by his condition that a cruelty investigation is being started. There is no question that Caleb suffered cruel and sadistic torture over time. They also discovered he has a broken jaw.”
While it cannot be proven that Caleb had been sexually assaulted, it doesn’t take much to see that he was abused. Miraculously Caleb survived the night and is being transferred this morning to a more specialized veterinary hospital for the best care possible. His white blood cell count is extremely low, and the tiny pooch remains in septic shock. Veterinarians give Caleb a 30% of survival. If ever an innocent puppy needed an angel to guard over him, this is everyone’s wish this morning. Caleb’s fight for life can be followed on Facebook here.
Donations are desperately needed. Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org is paypal or click here. Checks can be mailed to RDRNYC, PO Box 101, NY,NY 10028.
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