In McAllen, Texas, stray dogs have become an all too common problem. Once they had homes, but poverty, relocating, the lack of affordable spay and neuter programs and a general lack of respect have resulted in the heartbreaking realities of animal abuse and neglect.
On Sunday, Roscoe was brought into the shelter with grievous injuries – his intestines were literally exposed and hanging out from his abdomen. He needed immediate surgery; Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped forward and volunteered.
“Roscoe had emergency surgery Sunday night to repair his badly damaged intestines , stomach and rib cage , which is believed to have occurred from a dog attack a few days ago
Roscoes intestines were turning necrotic and he was going into septic shock.
Without this emergency surgery he surely would have died.
This is the only 24 hour Emergency Hospital in the area and they do not give a rescue discount.
We were charged the high end of the estimate and we paid $5500 for Roscoe’s surgery,” posted the rescue organization’s co-founder Stacey Silverstein.
Roscoe is being moved from the emergency hospital in McAllen Texas to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC specialty hospital in San Antonio. He will need additional medical care, additional diagnostic testing and further care to decipher why he’s not urinating properly.
“We were charged the high end of the estimate and we paid $5500 for Roscoe’s surgery,” Stacey added. We have only raised about half this amount and desperately need to raise more funds…
We have a generous donor who will match DONATIONS up to $1500
So we have the opportunity to raise an additional $3000 which will greatly help. Summer time is very slow and donations trickle in but the dogs in need are all consuming.”
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC volunteer to help the most difficult and most expensive cases in order to give these deserving dogs another chance. Donate here.
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