In Anson County, North Carolina, a frightened and egregiously injured puppy wandered onto a homeowner’s porch with his front leg tied to a wooden strip. What may have started out as a puppy with a broken leg and obviously an unqualified person attempting to splint it, turned into a raging infection with necrotic tissue endangering the puppy’s life. Now dubbed Taz, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC rescued him on Friday evening just minutes after the rural shelter called asking for help.
“As you can see, his leg is tied to a piece of wood & had been for an extended period of time,” stated the organization’s co-founder Jackie O’Sullivan on their Facebook page. “His leg was trapped like this for so long that the leg is severed where it was tied down with chips of bone floating & its infected and necrotic now! This poor baby has suffered immensely and that sickens us. The caller to Animal Control said the puppy showed up on their deck.”
Barely six-months old, the puppy was rushed to the organization’s emergency veterinarian partner where the severe necrosis will require Taz to have his leg amputated – simply because he was denied medical care weeks ago. The puppy is now on the strongest pain medication and intravenous fluids to stabilize him in preparation for surgery Saturday afternoon.
In the past few days, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC have taken several medical emergency cases; they cannot continue their work helping some of the most serious cases without help. PayPal: Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or mail: RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY NY 10028.
(Photos of puppy whose leg tied to wooden strip courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)
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