Senior dog abandoned on side of road with ruptured tumor

Rescuers believe it wasn’t difficult to figure out why a ten-year-old Newfoundland mix was abandoned on the side of the road in Columbia, South Carolina. When Animal Control found him on Monday morning, the dog now dubbed Redford, had a ruptured tumor on his side. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC offered to help when called.

“We love seniors and believe they deserve not only proper medical care, but also dignity and respect,” posted rescue co-founder Jackie O’Sullivan on the organization’s Facebook page along with graphic photos of the dog in obvious pain. “First goals are to get him on pain meds and antibiotics to manage pain and infection and then to see what’s going on with the underlying tumor.”

Within an hour, Redford was on his way to the organization’s partner emergency veterinarian. His preliminary examination indicates he has another tumor which has not ruptured. At this time, he is being shaved in preparation for surgery. Surprisingly, the dog is heart worm negative – which gives him a slight edge in his uphill battle to survive. The staff at the veterinarian hospital describe this dog as incredibly sweet and friendly. Shame on the owners who most likely deserted him.

Updates on Redford will be provided as soon as possible.  PayPal: Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or mail: RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY NY 10028.

(Photos of Redford with ruptured tumors courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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16 replies
  1. Julie Lightfoot says:

    Thank goodness for you wonderful amazing people omg this poor fur baby must of been in so much pain how could anyone be so cold Hearted as to abandon this poor baby please keep updates on this boy thankyou

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  2. Red says:

    ANYONE WHO DUMPS AN ILL OR SENIOR PET (or any pet)…….. you are worthless to the core.
    “When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I FEEL A SOUL.”

    If you do not feel this way….. DO NOT GET A PET.

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  3. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    What a sick bastard who could do this to this poor old dog. Atleast now he will get the treatment he deserves.

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  4. Cynthia Como says:

    How absolutely despicable! How stunning is this dog! Rescue Dogs Rock NYC has to be one of the best rescues in our country! I follow many,many rescues and Rescue Dogs Rock is a shining star!! I’m so relieved that this gorgeous boy is being given a chance to live life! GOD BLESS YOU TESCUE DOGS ROCK NYC❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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  5. Nancy Raymond says:

    ANYONE who would dump a helpless animal for ANY reason should be nailed to a tree and used as target practice – this act is so cruel and unnecessary when there are many other options. And once again, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC comes thru for Redford. I hope he fully recovers and gets the safe loving home he obviously never had. Senior dogs make great pets.

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