Early Saturday morning, the New York Police Department from the 113th Precinct in Jamaica Queens, reached out to the rescue organization New York Bully Crew for help. A disfigured dog was discovered in serious condition; compassionate police officers wanted the severely injured pup to have a chance. He had been found in a field in Jamaica where he was left to die a slow, painful death. It is suspected the dog, now dubbed Springfield by his rescuers, had been the victim of a dog fight. The details are currently being investigated, but the graphic photos of his injuries speak for themselves.
A police escort helped to transport Springfield to an emergency veterinarian for life-saving treatment. The kindness and humanity of the officers have not gone unnoticed. On the rescue’s Facebook page, volunteers thanked the police for going above and beyond to help a victim who cannot speak for himself:
“We thank them for their dedication and kindness and their daily effort to help ALL! Stay tuned for more updates as we receive them… This is one of THE WORST cases we have been involved with…”
On Saturday afternoon, Springfield was rushed into surgery. Dr. Tomas Infernuso performed the operation for the dog’s broken jaw that had been pushing up into his nasal cavity. Both his nose and jaw had to be reconstructed; his body still riddled with bite wounds. His condition remains critical, and he is currently being transferred to an emergency veterinarian hospital for round the clock care.
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(Photos and video of seriously disfigured dog Springfield from Facebook)
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