Tied up and abandoned by her owner as Hurricane Harvey closed in, Jennie used desperate measures to save herself from drowning. Although it is not clear how the dog’s leg became severed – was she tied up with a chain that became entangled with her leg or was there another explanation, she wandered helplessly around looking for help. Still in the southern Dallas area where Jennie was finally rescued, her gentle nature prevailed.
For over a week she suffered until rescuers arrived. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC were asked to help, and without hesitation, Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the organization volunteered:
“This is what desperation and despair look like,” stated Stacey as she posted the heartbreaking photos of Jennie on social media with the lower part of her leg missing. “Her owners left her tied like this and abandoned here. It’s miraculous she survived this horrific event. We rushed her to Blue Pearl Emergency Hospital in Spring Texas where she remains.”
On Wednesday, what remained of the dog’s partially gnawed leg was amputated.
“She… lost a lot of blood due to her injury and she’s had 2 blood transfusions already; one prior to surgery and one transfusion immediately after surgery. Jennie was so desperate to save her own life and break free that she literally sawed off her leg with the tie out,” stated Stacey. “Jennie’s act of pure desperation to live and how she had to survive is so sad and at the same time despicable, that her owners just left her to die a slow painful death. Sadly this cost Jennie her leg but thankfully she’s alive. Jennie holds no grudges and remains a sweet loving angel.”
Jennie is guaranteed never to suffer again, and when this very forgiving pup heals, she will be available for adoption. To help with her mounting medical expenses, donations can be made:
(Photos courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)
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