Dog suffered severe leg injury for weeks and then family wanted him euth’ed

For three weeks, young Dexter suffered with a severe leg injury after he escaped from his chain, ran out into the road and was struck by a car. For three weeks the Great Dane stayed chained up outside; his family left him there without any medical intervention.

“Dexter was brought into our local vet to be euthanized by his owner. His leg had been like this for 3 weeks and his owner can’t continue to watch Dexter suffer in pain so he brought him to put him to sleep, as he cannot afford medical care for him…,” posted Rescue Dogs Rock NYC on Wednesday morning asking for help with donations for Dexter’s emergency care.

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It is not known why the owner waited three weeks before seeking help. The dog’s veterinarian called Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and asked if the organization would pay for Dexter’s care.

“We couldn’t imagine letting him die because of lack of funds … X-rays revealed that his leg is too far gone to be saved as infection had set in because they waited so long to seek medical care,” Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the rescue organization stated.

“At first we though to pay for Dexter’s surgery and then give him back to his owner until we learned that Dexter was chained outside 24/7 and got loose and was hit by a car causing this injury.

We asked through the vet if after the surgery when Dexter was able to go home, would they continue to chain him outside and they said YES…”

Dexter will not be returned to his former owners; he will receive his surgery, recuperate and then be available for adoption to a loving home where he will receive the care, love and respect he deserves.

Updates to follow.

Donations are needed.



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