It had been a violent encounter that erupted between three family dogs in a Greenville County, South Carolina backyard last week which caused life-threatening injuries to the two-year-old Labrador retriever and Basset hound mix named Legend. Early Sunday morning, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC had some good news to announce:
“Legend passed the 72 hour mark yesterday afternoon which is a huge hurdle, and we are thrilled he is going in the right direction,” c0-founder, Jackie O’Sullivan wrote on the group’s Facebook page.
No one had been able to stop the horrific attack between the dogs until Animal Control arrived. Both of Legend’s ears had been ripped apart, and all across his body he suffered deep bites and wounds. Although many animal advocates did not think the dog would survive, his rescuers were determined to give him every chance.
“He’s been getting round the clock care since his rescue. He’s on IV fluids, antibiotics and pain meds,” Jackie wrote. “He’s had local sedation to debride some of his wounds. His ear area is by far the worst. Late yesterday he had a blood transfusion as his red blood cell count dropped dangerously low. Today he will get a plasma transfusion.”
And even though Legend is definitely not out of the woods yet, he is a fighter. He’s gone from sitting up to trying to stand; this is a dog who definitely wants to live.
Check out Legend’s latest video:
Read Legend’s prior coverage here.
His care is very expensive and RDR really need your help! Legend needs your help.
Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or www.rescuedogsrocknyc.orgor mail:
PO BOX 101
NY NY 10028
Did you know that if you want to get updates from a Facebook page, you need to do more than “like” it? To get recent postings in your Facebook feed, you must also hover your mouse over the word “following” and then click “see first” from the drop-down menu. You may want to check back with your favorite pages on occasion because Facebook often changes your settings, no longer having your having your favorites among those to “see first.
Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.
Recently in the Pet Rescue Report: Senior dog homeless for the first time in her life after owner’s health fails