In the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas, Oden suffered in silence for a long time. He had been struck by vehicles multiple times, dragged himself to the side of the road and survived despite the intense pain. When the local animal control officers found him, Oden was brought to the shelter; his prognosis was poor and with little money to help stray pets much less injured ones, the young Beagle’s future looked grim.
After an outpouring of messages about the dog and photos of his limp right hind leg, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC volunteered to help.
“Oden’s right hind leg was flattened to the point that looks like a dirty rag. We suspect his injuries are not new and he’s been like this for quite some time. This poor baby has been suffering in silence for too long,” the organization’s co-founder Stacey Silverstein posted on their Facebook page.
On Wednesday evening, Oden arrived at the rescue’s San Antonio veterinarian partner where the friendly pup was placed on intravenous pain medication. Veterinarians will be performing tests to determine his chances for survival including if his leg can be spared. It is likely this boy will need multiple surgeries.
A lovely rescue