Rescue Dogs Rock NYC named the eight-week-old puppy Ingrid on Wednesday morning. According to the organization’s co-founder, Jackie O’Sullivan, their South Carolina shelter partners asked for help. The friendly little pooch, barely weaned from her mother, had been brought into the shelter by animal control officers who winced, just knowing the pain the puppy had to have been suffering. She was rushed to an emergency veterinarian.
When Ingrid arrived at the hospital, veterinarians stated it is the worst prolapsed rectum they have ever seen; surgery for the puppy has been scheduled.
“The tissue on the tissues hanging out is partly necrotic and surgery is needed right now even though it comes with risk,” Jackie told advocates and rescue followers on Facebook after posting the heartbreaking photos of the tiny pup. “…another puppy suffering that did not get immediate medical care and was left for days like this where her tissue started to die off.”
Unfortunately there is no way to know what or why this happened. Could the damage have been caused by an overload of internal parasites that caused Ingrid to strain or was it something else? The puppy’s prognosis is unknown, however crossing fingers and toes for Ingrid’s survival are appreciated.
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC takes on some of the most abused and at risk dogs from kill shelters and provide these animals with life-saving veterinarian care and rehabilitation until they are ready to find loving homes. Please help – only through the generous donations can dogs just like Ingrid have a chance. Had they not stepped forward to help, Ingrid would have died.
Updates to follow.
PayPal: Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or mail: RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY NY 10028
(Photos of Ingrid with her intestines exposed via Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)
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