On Monday afternoon, Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs received a plea from a partner shelter in a rural Atlanta, Georgia area concerning a tiny abandoned dog, dubbed Thumper, stuffed in a pizza box and tossed away in a public garbage receptacle. The six-pound dog was rushed to the shelter where it was determined he was in critical condition and needed immediate rescue intervention to save his life.
At the Blue Pearl Emergency Veterinary Hospital, Thumper was not able to stand; doctors believed he had suffered blunt force trauma to his head as he had been showing signs of neurological abnormalities and bleeding.
On Tuesday afternoon, Thumper remained in critical condition. An update from Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs stated his blood pressure and blood sugar levels were dangerously low. He is still wobbly which could be an indication of a massive blunt force trauma to his head. An ultrasound has been performed and the veterinary staff are awaiting the results of his neurological and orthopedic consultations. An MRI is also planned.
“We are disgusted that someone could be so violent with this tiny little innocent,” the group posted on their Facebook page. “… There are so many alternatives that someone could have made instead of placing Thumper in a Pizza box…”
To help with Thumper’s medical expenses, donations can be made by clicking here.
Read previous coverage of Thumper here.
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