Madge’s pain must have been beyond excruciating when a kind woman found the 17-pound purebred pug living in the valley streets in a rundown neighborhood Friday afternoon. The woman picked her up; the dog’s eyes had become dislocated; she was blind and barely able to figure out where she was or what she should do. At first the woman thought the dog was pregnant; her belly seemed swollen as if she were ready to nurse puppies. It is suspected Madge may have used for repeated breeding.
When Madge’s photo was posted on Facebook, animal advocates jumped into action. Leslie Ysuhuaylas coordinated with a volunteer, who rushed out to pick the dog up to be rushed to an emergency veterinarian hospital. Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped up to help:
“We truly are sorry that we have to share this with you, ” Stacey began her Facebook post as photos of Madge arrived from the organization’s partner veterinarian. “We wish abuse cases like this did not exist in our society. Yet, over and over, we see such horrific abuse and neglect to our companion animals; it’s truly mind blowing.”
There is no background information on the seven-year-old dog; no one knows how this happened, however most severe injuries like this occur after a dog suffers blunt force trauma, is struck by a car or thrown from a high ledge.
When brought into the veterinary hospital on Friday night, it was determined Madge was not pregnant. Unfortunately she was also diagnosed as heartworm positive and suffering from tick borne illness. How long had this defenseless dog been living like this?
Late Friday night, Madge underwent double enucleation eye surgery.
“Surgery to remove both her infected eyes were her only option to alleviate her pain and infection. She was already blind as her vision was totally impaired. How she got like this, in such grave and life threatening condition, is beyond our comprehension and we curse the POS that permitted her to remain like this, suffering for so long. Her eyes didn’t get like that overnight,” Stacey wrote in the organization’s update on Sunday morning.
Madge is now safe and resting comfortably. She will never suffer again, and life will get better every day.
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC currently has three other dogs in emergency hospitals at this time. The critical cases like these are very expensive
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