Leo was brought into a south Texas shelter on Thursday evening. Barely six-months-old, the puppy who still has his baby teeth, face remains extremely swollen. When discovered, Leo could not stand and soon became completely unresponsive.
“We do not know why he’s not moving. Leo was either punched or bitten by another animal, and we will know more soon,” Rescue Dogs Rock NYC’s co-founder, Stacey Silverstein posted on social media, with the heartbreaking photo of the puppy. “Leo just came into the shelter and his face is extremely swollen and he’s unresponsive
He is barely moving,he can’t stand and he is critically injured. We don’t know why he’s not moving. Leo was either punched or bitten by another animal; we will know more soon.”
As of Saturday afternoon, Leo’s chances of survival are 50/50. Stacey explained Leo’s condition.
“He made it through the night which is pretty remarkable. He had a blood and plasma transfusion and a feeding tube will need to be placed in Leo’s neck as he’s not eating. His potassium and glucose levels are dangerously low which is concerning. His head is still very swollen.”
The puppy remains at Blue Pearl Specialty Veterinary Hospital with 24/7 care. No expense is being spared to save his life. For the first 24-hours of intensive care, Leo’s charges have exceeded $4,500. Donations are needed to help with his care.