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)
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