It had been on Wednesday morning when Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs announced to their supporters a small beagle was in critical need of rescue after arriving at the New York City Animal Care Centers with a huge ulcerated tumor – one so large volunteers were taken aback and in shock.
“The tumor is one of the worst we have ever seen on a dog before. This poor animal suffered for a long long time, carrying around this huge tumor which is attached to his head. How can anyone look at a dog like this, and not do anything to help him? We are completely appalled and heartbroken that Kratos suffered for so long in this condition,” the organization posted on their Facebook page.
According to the shelter, the eight-year-old pooch now dubbed Kratos, was brought in as a stray, however it is suspected whoever brought him into the shelter knew far more than they claimed. How is it that this dog went unnoticed in New York City – so apparently neglected and abused for such a long period of time as this tumor was allowed to grow without giving this dog any medical attention? Surely he must have been outdoors on a walk or in a backyard with neighbors around; someone must have seen him.
Kratos was rushed to the rescue’s vet partner for immediate treatment. Medical experts stated the dog had been suffering for months; the tumor was festering with puss, blood and had a rancid odor. Fortunately, testing has determined the growth is not attached to either his ear nor has it impacted his eye. Over the weekend, Kratos was administered intravenous antibiotics and fluids to help build his immune system and thwart the fear of the dog becoming septic. He continues to be on pain and anti-inflammatory medication to make him comfortable and alleviate the pain.
Surgery is scheduled for Monday. Volunteers tell us he has been eating well and has been in good spirits.
“He will never be hurt or abused again!! The shelter is investigating this case, and we can not go into details at this time about the investigation, but we will certainly keep everyone posted when we can. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. No animal should ever suffer the way he has! There is no excuse for his condition.”
To help support Krato’s medical care, go to www.nycsecondchancerescue.org/donate or by mail at PO Box 570701
Whitestone NY 11357.
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(Photos and video of dog with ulcerated tumor via Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs)
Check out the video when Kratos was first rescued from the shelter:
Urgent*** We just got to the NYCACC to pull Kratos, the dog with the huge ulcerated tumor on his head. The tumor is one of the worst we have ever seen on a dog before. This poor animal suffered for a long long time, carrying around this huge tumor which is attached to his head. How can anyone look at a dog like this, and not do anything to help him? We are completely appalled and heartbroken that Kratos suffered for so long in this condition. We are rushing him right now to our partner vet for immediate and critical medical care, that he desperately needs. He is a small guy, maybe a beagle/ corgi mix. The shelter said he was brought in as a stray, but we suspect who ever brought him in, knew a lot more than they claimed. We are just horrified to look at Kratos, and know how neglected and abused he has been for so long. How could this go unnoticed, in NYC?? He must have been taken outside for walks??We really need your help to right the wrongs that Kratos has suffered. Please consider supporting Kratos' medical care. He will need to be stabilized, and have many tests done, before he can undergo surgery. Please keep him in your thoughts, he is so sweet despite his condition. Go to www.nycsecondchancerescue.org/donate Or by mail at PO Box 570701 Whitestone NY 11357
Posted by Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs on Wednesday, August 16, 2017