4-month-old abandoned puppy wandered for days with facial injury

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As everyone headed home on Friday evening preparing for a restful weekend, a frantic 911 call came into Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. A four-month-old puppy had been picked up by animal control in San Antonio, Texas with a life-threatening injury. Part of the pup’s face had been ripped off; leaving a gaping hole. No one knows how the injury happened, however it is suspected he was attacked by another dog. What do young puppies know about defending themselves at such a young age?

For five days, the defenseless puppy was reported to have been wandering around an abandoned home. Finally an area resident called animal control; had that not happened, it is likely the dog dubbed Nelson would have died. By the time animal control found him, Nelson was in shock; his facial wounds were infected and already rotting away.

“We cannot imagine why people waited so long and allowed Nelson to suffer so,” stated Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the rescue organization.

And in coordination with animal advocate Leslie Ysuhuaylas, transportation was arranged to the Callaghan Road Animal Hospital where surgery was performed on Saturday to clean and close the puppy’s injuries. Nelson is now resting comfortably; perhaps the first time in his very short life. In all fairness to the area residents, it is possible no one saw the puppy’s injuries, but what happened to Nelson’s owner?

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC are often called upon to help seriously abused and at risk dogs from kill shelters and provide these special companions with specialized medical care – often running into thousands of dollars. To help Nelson and more dogs in similar serious circumstances, donations can be made to PayPal: Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or mail: RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY NY 10028.

(Photos of puppy with gaping hole in his face courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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12 replies
  1. susispot says:

    Oh, how I wished I could help with his bill. Thank you RDRNYC. You are saving soooo many lives. That has to feel pretty great.

  2. susispot says:

    Oh, how I wish I could help with his bill. Thank you RDRNYC. You are saving so many lives. That has got to feel pretty great. This little boy is very lucky to have made his way to you. Speedy recovery baby.

  3. Cynthia Como says:

    Poor baby! Thank you AGAIN Rescue Dogs Rock NYC!! I hope this sweetheart heals quickly and finds a loving home! God bless this rescue and sweet Nelson

  4. Nancy Raymond says:

    As always Rescue Dogs NYC is there to help – I cannot believe people would see this poor puppy injured and wandering around and DO NOTHING – pisses me off to no end – BUT THANKS to this great agency Nelson has been rescued and receiving medical care – Now – he needs the safe loving home that he obviously never had – PLEASE some kindhearted compassionate soul step up and give this to this deserving puppy.

  5. ellen cottone says:

    plastic surgery aint cheep. he will be the prise of his surgical team. they will do it for the honor and the privlage of reconstructing little Bo Bos face.You could not talk the surgen out of it. He knows every body deserves to be pretty.. He would do it for nothing. exactally what he charges.Awsome.


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