In Kershaw County, South Carolina, shelter workers made a disturbing discovery while rescuing a dog suspected of having been involved in an illegal, organized dog fight. After a call from a local resident reporting a badly injured, stray dog needing help, Animal Control arrived at the location and couldn’t find the dog until they set food out and patiently waited. And then Chase appeared – a five-year-old innocent victim of an egregious “sport” left to starve without a tooth in his mouth and languish in pain when he was no longer useful.
“Poor guy has his ear almost ripped off, had a huge swollen abscess on his neck and the question of the hour is ‘where are his teeth'” asked Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC who have taken charge of Chase’s recovery and rehabilitation. “How in the heck could he even defend himself? Who would do this? He’s all gums and no teeth! Disgusting!”
Not long after Chase was rescued, Animal Control was called out again in connection with suspicious dog fighting activity. And this time another dog was discovered with serious injuries. That dog has been reported to be under the care of another rescue organization.
“You rescue one 911 and there’s another right after! We must rely on you, our amazing supporters for financial help or we are finished! The same shelter got another dog just hours ago from the same location! Clearly something VERY bad is going on there and needs to be shut down,” explained Jackie.
Chase has been transferred to the organization’s partner veterinarian in South Carolina where he is currently being treated. To donate to Chase’s rescue expenses, please click here. PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail:RDR NYC PO Box 101 NY, NY 10028.
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(Photos of without a tooth from Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)