Over the weekend, a four-month-old emaciated German shepherd puppy was found in an Atlanta, Georgia grocery store parking lot barely able to move. Apparently Sammy had been hit by a car; one leg was literally crushed and the other had been broken in multiple areas.
When the local shelter called Rescue Dogs Rock NYC for help, co-founder Jackie O’Sullivan immediately arranged for the dog to be transported to an emergency local veterinary hospital where he was administered intravenous fluids and pain medication. On Monday, private transportation was arranged to bring Sammy to New York City where specialty veterinarian orthopedic surgeons would try and save at least one of the puppy’s back legs.
And on Tuesday morning Sammy underwent surgery. Tragically, there will be no happy ending for Sammy:
“With the heaviest of hearts we must let you all know that sweet Sammy arrested and passed during surgery today,” Jackie posted on the organization’s Facebook. “He was apparently run over by a car recently which crushed one back leg and left the other broken in several places. He was stabilized for a few days and then needed surgery to try to save at least one of his back legs.
The medical team was able to get him back once, but he unfortunately arrested again and was gone. This beautiful 4-5 month old baby had his entire life ahead of him and had done well until the end of his surgery.”
Fly with the angels Sammy. We regret that someone let you down – you were just a puppy and your owner never kept watch over you. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and all their volunteers, followers and supporters tried their best to save you.
“We are so sorry this happened to you sweet angel and that your life was cut short. We will never forget you and will always love you,” added Jackie.
Read the previous story about Sammy here. (Photos of Sammy the German shepherd puppy courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)
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