Puppy with mangled leg followed kids home: NY rescue comes to his aid

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A puppy with a severely mangled leg followed kids home from a bus stop in Poteet, Texas on Thursday. The damage to his swollen and bleeding back leg resulted in exposed bone. Had the pup spent any time in the nearby shelter, he would have been euthanized because of lack of funds for emergency veterinary care. Instead another life has been saved. 

On Thursday evening, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC arranged to have the Texas Heeler mix transferred to their veterinary partner; he has been named Marlon. It is not known how this puppy hurt himself, and it is still unclear whether his paw and his leg can be saved.

“We shudder to think the pain this baby is in,” posted the rescue’s co-founder Stacey Silverstein. “We are hearing the bones in the paw ‘aren’t connected.'”


To help Marlon and the other emergency cases at Rescue Dogs Rock NYC,  donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or mail: RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY NY 10028

(Photos and video of Marlon with a mangled leg courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and Leslie Ysuhuauylas)

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Posted by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC on Friday, April 28, 2017

10 replies
  1. Kathleen Drude says:

    This poor little kid it looks almost like he was grazed by a car because that paw is almost degloved! In any event he will be fine and live a long happy life thats all that counts!

  2. Nancy Raymond says:

    Once again, I give a standing ovation to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC for their consistent rescue efforts to save animals. Marlon will recover and hopefully get a safe loving home thanks to their nonstop willingness to come through.


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