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A call in about a Rottweiler laying on the side of a busy road, down, and bleeding from his head and nose. Able is in horrific condition. He is severely emaciated, and covered in sores, wounds, and fleas. The biggest concern right now is the bleeding out from his nose and his head. He has blunt force trauma to the head. We don't know how long he has been lingering out on the road, suffering and bleeding out.
Our partners at Second Chance Rescue took one look and stepped in to try and save Able’s life, but they can not do that without your support. His injuries appear to be extremely life threatening. He was taken directly to a specialty emergency vet hospital, not be taken to the shelter where he would surely have died.
Rescuers have heard back from the hospital. Right now Able is in critical condition and he is fighting for his life. He has severe head trauma and a broken mandibular, which is the lower jaw. A lot of the trauma is located in his nasal cavity, and he has extreme bleeding and clots in his nose which is causing his oxygen level to be very low. Able has been placed on oxygen to help him to breathe.
He is also severely underweight, and should weigh another 30-40 Pounds and he is also anemic, due to severe flea infestation. He is very disoriented and out of sorts. He is only around 2-3 years old. Now he is fighting the biggest battle that he will ever face, the fight to live. To say that we are heartbroken is an understatement. We are so sad for this boy, but we will do everything we can to make his life better, and give him the fighting chance that he deserves. We really need your support.
Second Chance Rescue is a licensed Non Profit Organization and rely solely on donations to continue their life-saving work. They cannot do this without us.
UPDATE 7-21-17: We have some very promising news to share with you about Able, our critically injured Rottweiler. Able has been weaned off oxygen and his condition has moved from critical to stable. He is holding his own now, but in no way is out of the woods. This is a very big hurdle, if he couldn't maintain breathing without oxygen support, this update would be very different. Since Ables jaw is broken, getting food and proper nutrients to his emaciated body is vial for his survival. The doctors wanted to give him 24- hours time to stabilize, before addressing his jaw. Tomorrow Able will undergo surgery to repair his broken jaw. Even though he is making great strides, and progress, any surgery at any time is serious, however unavoidable in his recovery.
UPDATE 7-23-17: Able is recovering from his grueling jaw surgery which was completed yesterday. He is resting and doing well post-op, however his surgery was extremely challenging given his condition. Able has a long road ahead of him. He will have to stay in a muzzle for at least 4 weeks because of the back of his jaw is luxated, meaning the ligaments holding his jaw in normal alignment have been damaged, allowing his jaw to move right and left instead of just up and down. Due to his broken nose, not surgical, and the broken mandiable it's making eating very difficult. He's currently being syringe fed but he's not really wanting to eat. He may end up with a feeding tube. He has a bumpy road ahead of him, but he has the will to live, and an amazing medical team behind him, who will be monitoring his every move. Able still needs your continued support, prayers, and positive energy, so that he can overcome yet another "curve ball" that has been thrown his way.
UPDATE 8-14-17: Able the most amazing Rottweiler is here to check in with everyone on his amazing supporters. 4 weeks ago he was rushed to our partner vet with a very broken jaw, he was malnourished, and spent 48 hours in an oxygen tank. It was touch and go for a week, we simply didn't know if he would survive to have his happy ending. BUT Able has fought, he fought with everything he has and we are finally getting him to gain some weight. He LOVES attention and day by day he gets stronger and stronger. RIGHT NOW HES EATING 2 cans of food 4 times a day! THATS A LOT OF FOOD, which is very expensive! Keep sending your love and light to this sweet boy!!
This is where we are asking for your help! We have partnered with SCR to create these animal saving shirts, sweaters and totes to raise the funds needed to save little Able. With your help they can save him and give him a new life full of love and pain free.
Second Chance is a 501c3 animal rescue organization that specializes in helping the Pit Bull Terrier dog. We focus on medical cases as well as abused & neglected animals. We believe all animals deserve a Second Chance.