It is unclear what set off a violent fight between three family dogs in a Greenville County, South Carolina backyard on Wednesday afternoon, but no one could break up the fight until Animal Control arrived. Tragically two-year-old Legend suffered life-threatening injuries.
And now Legend, a Basset hound and Labrador retriever mix continues to fight for his life. Brought into the animal shelter in shock, both ears ripped off and his front left leg not able to move, Jackie Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC knew they had to act immediately.
“When we were asked to help Legend, we didn’t hesitate, didn’t contemplate the cost of his ongoing care, at that point, no one knew if he’d survive. His only hope was to get to a vet immediately, so that’s what we did,” Jackie told animal advocates following the painful story on the organization’s Facebook page.
The morning update on Legend continues to bring hope. Even with his horrific wounds, and most likely having been one of the worst and most brutal attacks seen by the rescuers, his condition has improved. Veterinarians hope to keep him stable and help him rest as comfortably as possible. He is currently on morphine for pain relief.
“Legend was savagely attacked by two large strong dogs with the other two dogs standing above him – ripping him to shreds,” Jackie stated. “It’s beyond heartbreaking. Our only goal right now is to keep Legend stable.”
Less than 24-hours into this rescue, Legend’s veterinarian bills are as follows:
RDR spent $457 at the first vet, $900 for his ER overnight and an estimate for the next week or so is expected to be $8000-$12,000! This is a huge financial burden and help is needed. Please consider a tax deductible donation:
Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org or mail:
PO BOX 101
NY NY 10028
(Photos and video of Legend courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC )
Note: The two dogs that attacked Legend were also brought into Animal Control. There have been no updates on the dogs.
Graphic video at the time Legend was rescued and on his way to an emergency veterinarian.
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