Legend survives: Dog brutally attacked slowly improving

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

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8 replies
  1. Marni says:

    Lord God I pray for more donations to cover Legend’s expensive medical care. I pray for him to continue getting better and stronger and for a great forever home.

  2. Nancy Raymond says:

    Keep fighting Legend – Rescue Dogs Rock NYC will not let you down – you are a survivor and deserve to find your forever home – there is someone out there who has read your story and is just waiting for you to recover so they can take you home.


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