In one of many surgeries ahead, Champ bravely endured his first surgical procedure to repair his jaw. For anyone not familiar with Champ, the dog was found wandering in a rural part of Fort Worth, Texas just five days ago. It is suspected someone stuffed a lit firecracker in the dog’s mouth. The rescue group from Dallas Dog RRR – Rescue. Rehab. Reform posted a very disturbing photo of the dog. No one knew at the time what happened; the horror and disbelief of his condition was shocking:
“We literally sat back in complete shock, horror and disbelief when we saw his condition. What could possibly have inflicted that kind of injury?? Half of Champs face is nearly ripped off. His left nostril is missing and his jaw is shredded. His teeth look like they have been ground down. Is it possible that someone actually did this to him?,” wrote the group’s moderator on their Facebook page. “He has no other obvious signs of trauma anywhere else on his body. He is emaciated with his ribs protruding. We cannot bear to think what he has lived through. How much pain and suffering and neglect did he have to endure before he was found. We don’t even want to think about it !”
Tragically, veterinarians have figured out how Champ was seriously injured; the damage was not done in a dog fighting arena; the injuries were done from the inside out. Most likely someone exploded a firecracker inside of Champ’s mouth. And on Monday, repairs commenced for a dog who, despite the pain, the prodding and the pokes continually wags his tail and appreciates every tender pat and scratch. So what was done?
“Once inside it was clear the damage had been done by some sort of explosive because there is a hole blown straight thru his gum line, which is where it seems the object was placed. The photo attached show the hole and the extensive surrounding trauma.
Both of his canines had to be removed as they were fractured from the blow. His gums were repaired, but the doctor isn’t sure they will hold so he will be going back on Friday for a recheck and possibly get stitched up again. Yesterday’s surgery was the first of many because he had so much dead tissue surrounding the jaw.”
Champ is now at his foster home, and has been nothing short of a gentleman to both humans and other dogs. Get well soon Champ. We will continue to update your progress. Once healed, Champ will be available for adoption.
To donate towards Champs ongoing medical please, http://dallasdogrrr.org/donate-online/ or Paypal firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks can be sent to:
1301 Lochness drive
Allen Texas 75013
(Photos of Chance after surgery for firecracker repair via Dallas Dog RRR)
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