In Wilson, North Carolina, the emaciated and severely injured dog who had been abandoned along a country road after someone deliberately abused the pup underwent surgery on Thursday. According to Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, Zeus survived surgery and is resting comfortably:
“Zeus is out of surgery! As you can see his tail was also mutilated. We are not sure what happened but his tail had to be docked. The penis was necrotic & in horrible condition, so the surgeon did a procedure called perineal urithrostomy which will allow him to urinate properly.
He’s awake and for that we are grateful. Now he will begin to heal both physically and mentally,” Jackie posted on the organization’s Facebook.
Zeus’ story of rescue began on Tuesday morning when an urgent plea quickly circulated on social media to help an injured dog; someone had slashed the pup’s genitals and then abandoned him. Although he wore a collar, there was no identifying information nor did he have a microchip 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.
No one has come forward with information as to the dog’s previous owner, nor has anyone figured out what may have happened to the young pit bull, but that is all behind Zeus now, and he will never suffer another day. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC frequently accepts the most serious cases of neglect, cruelty, abuse and abandonment; most shelters do not have the funds to help these serious and costly cases. Had Rescue Dogs Rock NYC not stepped up for Zeus, the shelter would have had no other choice than to humanely euthanize him. Please help support this organization help Zeus and more dogs just as deserving.
(Photos of Zeus before and after surgery courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)
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