In the Midland, Texas area, a six-month-old Great Dane puppy was released to the MASA Rescue on Thursday. Her rescue story is heartbreaking and began with compassionate volunteers who work for a local veterinarian hospital.
“…One of us received a call from a frantic young woman seeking vet care for her dog [Ryplee] while we were at work. She stated that she got home and there was a broom with blood on it and her dog was unable to walk.
The only person home with the dog was her boyfriend so she suspects that he beat her dog with the broom for whatever reason. We told her to get the dog loaded up and head over immediately.”
Shortly after the emergency phone call, the puppy was carried into the Town and County Veterinarian Hospital and was clearly terrified of everything and everyone. Pain medication was given to Ryplee and X-rays showed a fracture in the puppy’s femur and her humerus broken in half. Her injury is severe; she has significant nerve damage and is not able to feel her front foot.
When the puppy’s owner was told Ryplee would require surgery to repair her leg if her nerve damage reversed or would require amputation of her front leg, the woman stated she could not afford to help Ryplee. In addition she also had no place to keep the dog because she still lived with the boyfriend. Ryplee was then surrendered to MASA Rescue.
Police have been notified, however they are not pressing charges; no witnesses and at this point considered “hearsay.”
“Right now our focus is getting Ryplee better, both physically and emotionally. She is broken, not only physically but her heart and mind are broken as well.
Right now Ryplee is staying at Town and Country Vet. She is receiving pain meds and steroid injections daily to see if we can regain any nerve function so we can decide how to move forward,” the rescue posted on their Facebook page.
Check out this Great Dane puppy’s heartbreaking video:
MASA needs help with Ryplee’s veterinarian and surgical expenses. To donate, please click here.
Midland Crime Stoppers. Call 432-694-TIPS (8477) or www.midlandcrimestoppers.com.
Ryplee will also need a foster home. At the current time, she will remain with at the Town and County Vet (432-520-4427 -call in donation)
(Photos and video of Great Dane puppy courtesy of MASA)
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