Shelter workers and volunteers at animal rescue organizations witness many cases of animal abuse and neglect. They see poor creatures being starved and beaten, and neither they, nor we can ever understand how someone can mistreat a living soul in such manner.
Recently, a bait dog that was severely emaciated and with enormously swollen head was dumped in a container outside a shelter.
When they spotted the animal, the workers alerted the authorities and the Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs who were ready to step up and help the 3-year-old female dog.
The case is now in the hands of the police who are doing their best to track the wrongdoers down and hopefully charge them with animal abuse. On top of that they will be facing charges for using dogs in dog fighting which is illegal in all the states.
After they shared the story of the poor animal they named Bunny on Facebook, the rescue organization made sure to keep everyone concerned for the dog’s condition updated.
This is what they wrote:
“Bunny arrived to the hospital yesterday afternoon at about 2pm. Her medical team was able to get her temperature up, she was very anemic, weak and wounded. She required an emergency blood transfusion, provided by rescue dog , Crawford, I guess he’s her maker now. She is loaded with worms, had explosive diarrhea. Her various wounds (NEW AND OLD) are consistent with being used as a bait dog. The major concern right now is that some of those wounds are so necrotic that she is septic, she is getting hit hard with antibiotics to get that contained.”
“Her condition is very upsetting and had the shelter very shook up yesterday. We continuously wonder why people choose to own animals and treat them this way…no animal deserves what has happened to Bunny.”
Generous people are placing donations as it is very clear that Bunny’s recovery would be a long one and would cost a lot.
Thankfully, the medicine that she was given helped the swelling go down.
“Right now the plan is to treat the sepsis alongside all of the necrotic tissue around the head and laser the wounds on her legs. The Tail, which has exposed bone, is an entirely different ball game, she may have to have it amputated.”
Sadly, her tail was in a very bad state and had to be amputated.
As for now, she’s learning how to act around humans and how to trust them after everything they made her go through.
“Bunny is 3 years old and our hopes are that once she gets through this nightmare, when can get her a home with loving people as all pets should have. There is a monster who did this to her out there lingering in society and we hope the cruelty division finds them.”