If he could talk, the young Siberian husky found scavenging in the area of Laurens, South Carolina over the weekend, would surely have a sorrowful tale to tell. Found as a stray, not only was his chain harness collar deeply embedded into his neck, but it also wrapped around his shoulders and legs cutting painfully into his body whenever he would move.
When animal advocates needed help, they called Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. The organization’s co-founder, Jackie O’Sullivan said there was no way she could refuse. Dubbed Timber, the critically injured dog who smelled like rotting flesh, was rushed to the organization’s emergency veterinarian on Friday evening.
“This poor guy was last night’s 911. He’s a husky with not only an embedded chain collar, but it’s wrapped around his legs too like a homemade harness! Can you imagine? It cuts not only into his neck but his legs and shoulders too. And on top of this, he’s emaciated. He also appears to have been beaten per our vet,” described Jackie as she posted extremely graphic photos showing the veterinarian team using wire cutters to break away the deeply embedded chains in Timber’s neck and shoulders.
On Saturday, Timber underwent surgery and is resting comfortably. He is currently being treated for extensive infections and given pain medication to ease his discomfort. This dog is one of the lucky ones; he was found in time. Had he been left to wander on his own much longer, the serious infections would have ravaged his body and soon he would have died.
Watch for Timber’s updates as his condition improves.
To help, PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org or website: www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or mail:
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC
PO Box 101
NY, NY 10028
(Photos and videos of dog with chain harness courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and Candice Garcia)
Posted by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC on Saturday, July 1, 2017