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When we first saw video of Hugey unable to walk it brought tears to our eyes. Hugey was found abandoned in an open field begging for help. Of course rescuers too one look and immediately went into action. Now we need your help. Please get a Hugey shirt, hoodie or tote here to donate to his Emergency medical care!
It turned out Hugey needed Emergency Medical treatment upon rescue and was rushed in to a Texas specialty hospital at the cost of thousands of dollars. After a battery of tests it was determined that Hugey had a rare fungal disease that is lethal. Still, Rescue Dogs Rock made a promise they would not stop until he is recovered. Now they need your help!
As a result the infection, it literally ate away at Hugey’s spine causing him to be unable to walk or stand. They had Hugey transported to New York for further testing and to be under the care of their NY medical team who was waiting to save his life.
Hugey had an MRI and other diagnostic testing to formulate a plan for his survival. He was placed on multiple medications to try and combat this deadly disease as well as intensive physical therapy to try and strengthen his back legs.
Did they know all of the above when they agreed to take Hugey into rescue ? NO. But we are committed to him in every way and we will fight for his survival. We hope that one day Hugey will have the life he always deserved .
UPDATE 4-16-17: Hugey is receiving intensive physical therapy to strengthen his back legs. Hugey suffers from a rare fungal infection that has infected his spinal cord and was literally eating away at the bone, causing weakness in his back legs. At one point Hugey was almost paralyzed but now he's made tremendous strides, due to the physical therapy and all the medical care he has received to date. He still needs your help and so do we!
UPDATE 4-21-17: It's Truly a miracle! Hugey is walking. He is still a little wobbly but getting stronger and more steady everyday. He will need his foster home to continue his physical therapy at home with daily exercise. Rescue Dogs Rock could really use your help with Hugey’s continuing medical bills. Everything you see on his page here triggers a life saving donation. Get your Hugey shirt, hoodie, bracelet or tote and help save this innocent victim.
Rescue Dogs Rock, Inc., rescues puppies and dogs from high kill shelters, owner surrenders, puppy mill throw aways and medically neglected and suffering dogs and give them the proper medical care, then we do our best to find them the perfect home. We are deeply committed to healing the physical and emotional wounds these animals have suffered.