On Friday evening, Snowy suffered the worst accident of his life. He was struck by a car, and instead of his family rushing him to their veterinarian for emergency care, they brought him to a Texas animal shelter known for its high rate of euthanasia. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC immediately replied to the urgent request for help. Snowy would be rescued.
“Snowy was surrendered by his owner to a Texas Kill Shelter in this horrible condition,” co-founder of the rescue organization, Stacey Silverstein posted on social media. He’s in pain and look where he is? He doesn’t deserve this. This is Snowy’s reality… Snowy is not going to die if we can help it, and he’s on his way to Pet Dr 911, an emergency veterinarian hospital in McAllen, Texas.”
As Snowy arrived at the hospital, he was carried in and admitted for emergency treatment. His filthy white coat and his legs were drenched in the blood dripping from the severe mouth injury; a broken jaw.
Snowy was immediately placed on a morphine drip, intravenous fluids and several other pain medications, including antibiotics to fight the infection. Veterinarians stated his pain must have been excruciating, but he has since been reported to be resting comfortably.
The dog will need surgery to repair his broken jaw and will be moved to a specialty hospital in San Antonio after he is stable and able to be transferred. Despite his injuries, however, Snowy has not shown any aggression as he is poked and prodded and had been abandoned by his family and left to die in a filthy kennel. How does one explain the kindness and ultimate forgiveness of a dog?
“We are amazed and in awe of his courage and his fight for survival,” Stacey continued. “Snowy has a long road ahead to recovery and we will be right beside him every step of the say. We hope you will be as well.”
Yesterday in the news: Family left senior dog at shelter -told staff she’s “too old.” More here.
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