In Wilson, North Carolina, an urgent plea went out on social media early Tuesday morning to help an emaciated, abandoned dog; someone had slashed the pup’s genitals and then dropped him off at the edge of the woods. A group effort, with a combined small but strong army of animal advocates, launched into action:
“Thank God for Talia Sutton who STOPPED and stayed with Zeus until AC arrived. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC for saying YES! Most importantly thank you to the gang at Wilson County Humane Society who jumped in feet first and never looked back. BECAUSE of ALL of you folks Zeus gets his miracle. I know he has a long road ahead of him, but I am confident he will live up to his name, and “shine” through his journey. THANK YOU again to everyone who stepped up,” animal rescuer Kim Edmondson posted on her Facebook page.
Who could believe Zeus’ penis had been severed and left untreated became necrotic? Who could believe anyone could torture a dog like this and then leave him on the side of a road to die a slow and agonizing death? Still, with the help of prompt veterinary care, advocates, and Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, Zeus’ Wednesday afternoon’s update shows some optimism. Zeus continues to be on pain medication, intravenous fluids and antibiotics. Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the rescue organization, added the following information:
“We have received a ton of messages about this poor dog, and we are every bit as upset about what happened to him as you are. We apologize for the last graphic photo, but think it’s important to understand the torture this poor dog endured and then to be just dumped to die after;-it’s unfathomable really. We must confront the truth to understand and fight the true evil of what happened here. Our most important job now is to care for Zeus and to give him the best life possible moving forward. That’s the least we can do for him. He was failed by humans and now we must try to earn his trust and make him whole again.”
Surgery is still planned for Thursday. To donate, Paypal; firstname.lastname@example.org or www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or
RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY, NY 10028.
(Photos of abandoned dog with severed genitals courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)
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