A friendly dog, who managed to break out of his kennel to go and visit another dog, wound up with his mouth ripped apart when the other dog attacked. The horrific encounter was recounted to followers to the Second Chance Rescue Dogs Nyc Facebook page on Thursday.
The rescue agency explained what happened:
Shelter favorite, Elijah had his mouth ripped off. Understandably, we can’t share the video of the other dog ripping off his mouth, it is very hard to watch. Overnight the shelter surveillance cameras saw Elijah break out of his kennel to go say “Hello” to one of the dogs in the bay, he approached the dog’s kennel with soft body language and his wiggle butt shaking it hard. He pressed his face against the kennel and the dog violently grabbed his face and attacked him, ripping off his mouth. The shelter staff walked in to what looked like a murder scene in the morning.
Elijah is a volunteer favorite, who is so sweet and good with dogs. His previous owner kept him chained outside and he is heartworm positive. Poor guy was having so much fun and then another dog grabs on to him for a solid 60 seconds.
The shelter where Elijah was attacked reached out for help and Second Chance Rescue immediately stepped up. The rescue group stated:
Elijah was transported to a hospital by shelter personnel after we agreed to take him. Elijah is at the hospital in stable condition receiving stellar care.
Addressing the shelter backlash
The rescue group has addressed the harsh backlash which is being directed to the shelter:
This shelter loves their animals very much which is why they asked tirelessly several rescues to help with this dog. We work with 76 shelters in the USA, and this is our top 3 favorite. Do you think they wanted this to happen? Some of the comments in these threads are WILD & Grotesque & downright offensive. Unless you have worked or volunteered at a shelter that houses up to 700 dogs, please do not make unfounded accusations.
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