UPDATE: Dog left unable to stand or walk – not all stories have a happy ending

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Quinn had been unable to stand or walk when someone abandoned him late last week on the side of a road in rural Anson County, North Carolina. He was at the mercy of people either walking or driving by, but no one stopped to help. When Animal Control arrived, they contacted Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, who quickly came to Quinn’s assistance.

“Our medical team determined he was not only dragged by a car but also full of buckshot! He was swollen, infected, crawling with maggots and unable to stand or walk.,” Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the rescue organization posted on Facebook. “He was a mess! He laid on the side of the road at the mercy of humans. Would he be helped or not? Finally Animal Services arrived.”

Rushed to the organization’s partner  veterinarians, poor Quinn had a huge open wound under one arm; it was badly infected and crawling with maggots. How Quinn even ended up where he was discovered is unknown – considering he couldn’t move. His front leg had been completely mutilated; there was doubt his life could be saved, and even less hope for his leg.

On Monday at noon, the call that no one ever wants to receive came in to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. Quinn died after a seizure which had lasted 15 minutes. His medical team had been in shock; his prognosis had become optimistic as the dog walked around the clinic and eagerly ate his breakfast. He seemed to be on his way to recovery, but then came the unexpected. And although veterinarians tried to revive him after the seizure, there was no more hope.

“The doctor did an immediate necropsy to try and make sense of Quinn’s sudden passing; he found worms and maggots that had invaded the dog’s brain,” Jackie stated on the group’s Facebook page  explaining the shock of the dog’s sudden passing. “We are so sorry sweet boy that we were too late to save you. You deserved so much better.”

Rest in peace Quinn and know that many people already loved you from the moment your photo became public.

“We are gutted, but will continue to fight for the abused and neglected dogs out there in your name. It is the best way we know how to honor you,” Jackie concluded. “Always in our hearts and you are free of your pain now.”

(Photos of Quinn unable to stand or walk when rescued courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)


Read Quinn’s story here.

PayPal: @rescuedogsrocknyc.org or website: www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or mail:
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, PO Box 101, NY, NY 10028.

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16 replies
  1. Barbara Garabedian says:

    Please god why help doggie heal poor fellow evil creeps who did this to him should be shot I pray for doggie to heal bg

  2. Alisa Clark says:

    Rip sweet boy the humans that were suppose to love ❤️ and cherish you did you so wrong. I believe in KARMA and some how and some day those evil bastards will pay

  3. pennysdachshund says:

    North Carolina is Right up there with Texas!!! One the RED Neck Fraction!!! ” If it walks kill/ beat it/ fuck it!! Two the Black Lives Matter Fraction!!! What U say!! Animal ‘s is Just That Animal’s if they don’t tow the mark beat the shit out of um of kill their ass so the feel the pain!!! So much for the loving and caring Southern Folk like OPIE and AUNT BEA!!! THIS SSTATE is in the “HEAT of the NIGHT ” drama and mode 24 X7X365.. How in the HELL could a person raise a family there and have them be upstanding , loving , caring, giving, citizens is beyond me!!! For proof look at the # of PUKES in their teens burning DOGS or HANGING THEM for entertainment!!!! WOW!!!

  4. Barkley's Mom says:

    At least he was in good hands at the end. How heartbreaking, rest in peace Quinn, you were loved by many.

  5. Red says:

    RIP precious pup…. and I pray whoever is responsible for making your life a living, miserable, hell is so caught by KARMA and pays 10 x over what they did to you sweet baby. Run free at Rainbow Bridge and never be hurt, hungry or needy again.

  6. Star Shelley (@shelleystar2) says:

    Rip my sweets, sorry we humans failed you. But I know you are free,of pain and been love in Rainbow Bridge. To the so call human who did this to you, may they have nightmares for their rest of their pathetic life, hoping they have no peace in their heart mine and soul..

  7. Michele Dunn says:

    So sorry beautiful Quinn. If only you were helped sooner. RIP baby and fly with the Angels ???????? ❤️

  8. Brenda Lee says:

    Do they know who did this to this. Poor dog. ? They should be prosecuted to the.fullest extent of the law..Fill there brain wth maggots and let them die. Im so sad for this poor baby. SOME PEOPLE R EVIL AND DONT DESERVE TO LIVE

  9. Sherry says:

    This is the second dog lost right in a row that was rescued by Rescue Dogs Rock. I know since Quinn didn’t make it, they will take our donations and put them towards another dog abused and in need of medical help. Sorry to Rescue dogs rock and mostly, to Quinn, who survived horrors in this world inflicted by some humans that are monsters inside. I hate that this world let Quinn down and I pray that he has crossed the rainbow bridge and is now getting lots of love and anything his heart desires. He deserves happiness in the after life, because he was surely let down in this life.


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