Houston rescue org fights to save dog found in the worst condition

About an hour’s drive outside of the Houston limits in Cleveland, Good Samaritans discovered Jake at a deserted, broken down structure. He was lying there motionless. At first it was thought the four-year-old shepherd had already died, but he moved and his eyes opened; when the heartbreaking photos of Jake quickly picked up steam on social media early Tuesday, ThisIsHouston stepped forward and volunteered to help.

Rescuers rushed to Jake’s side.

“He’s on the way to Vergi 24/7 now. Should be there soon! This guy is in really bad shape and needs our help!

We must stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. How could people leave him like this? We just don’t get it. Pray for Jake and please share!,” the group posted on Facebook.

Video:

https://www.facebook.com/thisishoustontexas/videos/978230359332988/

Although Jake did code twice, veterinarians were able to revive him, and he did make it through the night. Based on the first view of x-rays, Jake has gastric bloat, but because his grave condition, surgery was not possible.

“We decided to keep him stabilized overnight and assess this morning. We received no bad news calls overnight the vet on shift now has said he’s got gastric bloat, but his intestines aren’t twisted, they’re distended. He feels Jake’s biggest concern at this point is an l4 and l5 compression fracture. He will need an MRI and a consult with a neurologist when he’s stabilized.”

Fortunately Jake’s bloodwork is within normal range although he is anemic and remains in critical condition. Once his intestines normalize and his sodium count decreases, his prognosis will look better.

“We’d like to remind people that it’s okay to have your opinion on Jake’s care. We primarily focus on dogs like Jake because we are blessed to have the resources to fight for them. Most groups would have euthanized him, but we fight at TIH. If he’s meant to be an angel, he will be one. If he’s meant to be a miracle, he will be one. And we have seen a lot of miracles.”

To donate to Jake:
Call Vergi 24/7 at 713-932-9589
PayPal.me/ThisIsHoustonTX
Venmo @ThisIsHouston



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1 reply
  1. Jan Barnes says:

    PLEASE PLEASE–JAKE DESPERATELY NEEDS YOU! PLEASE HELP THIS AMAZING RESCUE ORGANIZATION HELP JAKE AND CONTINUE ITS MANY MIRACLES!

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