Frightened pup hid in a drain after being attacked by other dogs becomes first 2022 intake for Houston rescue org

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Dwight became ThisIsHouston’s first 2022 New Year’s intake. The frightened pup was attacked by multiple bigger dogs in Cleveland, Texas. To escape his attackers, Dwight took refuge in a drain. Luckily, a Good Samaritan found him and took him home, before reaching out for help.

When Dwight arrived, he was muddy, cold, wet and bloody and was immediately transported to Vergi 24/7 where veterinarians worked on stabilizing him. His temperature was low at 94 degrees, and he was put on heat support and intravenous fluids. He had large wounds on both sides of his chest and has been shaved and cleaned.

This morning’s update on Dwight reveals he has six fractured ribs on the right side as well as some bruising on his lungs. Fortunately, none of his wounds entered into his chest cavity or abdomen as he had no trouble breathing.

The wounds were cleaned and bandaged up. We suspect the fractured ribs are why he cannot walk currently, but only time can heal those fractures. His bloodwork was fairly decent and he has some whipworms but those can be easily treated. He is dehydrated so is still on IV fluids, FLK drip (pain meds which are keeping him pretty sedated), and he had a feeding tube and urinary catheter placed. He’s been resting comfortably and will stay hospitalized for a few days. He’s understandably quite aggressive but we believe it’s just due to the pain. This little guy did not deserve this but we will continue to give him quality vet care and lots of time to recover.

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