In the Atlanta, Georgia area, a county animal shelter reached out to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC when an 18-month-old Rottweiler mix was discovered on a property with horrendous neck wounds. Underneath his matted coat were exposed tendons and ligaments; he had been abandoned and left to suffer a slow, agonizing death.
Someone had to have watched the maggots crawling in and out of the infected injury while the thick, tight rope dug further and further into the defenseless dog’s neck – but for how long no one really knows. Who can even imagine the pain this young dog suffered; that is until he was lucky enough to have been discovered? His description, as posted on social media was heartbreaking:
“He (Boris) is suffering from one of the most horrific neck injuries we have ever seen in rescue. The deep wound is infested with maggots that are crawling all over his neck area. He was found with a rope around his neck, and we believe he was tied out for an extended period of time, with the tight rope constantly burning into his skin causing this severe deep infected injury that has ripped layers of Boris‘skin off almost to the bone
Boris also has a large amount of dead skin around the neck area that has become necrotic.
He needs immediate emergency medical care if he has any chance at survival.”
On Wednesday, Boris was rushed to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC partner Georgia area veterinarians who were surprised the dog was still alive. Immediately cleaned up and started on heavy pain medication, Boris was made as comfortable as possible.
“Our medical team state that Boris‘ neck wound is so deep that you can see Boris‘ muscle tendons and neck ligaments,” posted Jackie O’Sullivan, the rescue group’s co-founder. “We are horrified to even think about the pain poor Boris has endured for such a long time. His injury did not happen in a day but in weeks even months.
The medical plan now is to treat the wound with laser therapy and on Monday , Boris will undergo surgery to close up the neck wound,”
Please note, in addition to Boris, another dog was found on the property – luckily she didn’t suffer from any severe wounds as Boris. Now named Bonita, the 30-pound pittie mix, who just wants to be kissed and loved, is extremely underweight and infested with fleas and ticks. She is also at the veterinarian hospital receiving treatments. How cute is this little gal?
(Photos and video of Boris neck wounds and Bonita courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)
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Check out Boris’ initial video – and his tail never stopped wagging:
Posted by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC on Sunday, August 20, 2017