Who would hit a dog so hard that his eye would literally pop out of its socket? Barely six-months old, Tristan, the shepherd mix, had been the victim of blunt force trauma and then left to suffer. Had it not been for volunteers and advocates reaching out to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, from the rural South Carolina shelter, Tristan never would have seen the sun rise for a new day.
“His problem is obvious, but how he got this way is a mystery. The usual cause of these types of injuries is blunt force trauma; eyes don’t just pop out do they? Poor Tristan was rushed from the shelter shortly after we got the plea to our SC vet partner. This poor puppy is suffering and in great pain,” Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the rescue posted on the group’s Facebook page shortly after Tristan was rescued.
On Thursday afternoon, Tristan was rushed to the organization’s emergency veterinarian partner where the puppy was immediately provided with pain medication. Later that afternoon, he underwent surgery to remove his eye. Tragically, there were no other options.
“Sweet puppy Tristan is recovering from surgery to remove that bad eye. Poor baby, you can see where the blood had run down his sweet face. Whoever caused this traumatic injury clearly hit him good and hard! We also learned he was covered in ticks!,”
And although this puppy will now move forward with just one eye, he will never endure another day of abuse or pain. Sadly, there are no clues to Tristan’s past or who may have been so cruel. Many thanks to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC for making a difference; one dog at a time. To help with Tristan’s medical expenses and for so many other critical cases, donations can be made via PayPal: Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or mail: RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY NY 10028.
Photos courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.
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