Archie: Hit by a car, left to suffer all day
Archie was hit by a car in Charlotte, NC on Friday, April 15th. He was "hit & run" and left to suffer, alone, all day. The person who's house he was in front of called animal control.
But, it wasn't until a 22-year-old Good Samaritan stopped and said, "this dog is suffering and this is NOT ok" that Archie got the help that he need. He put sweet, gentle Archie, who was unable to stand or walk, in his car.
All day, Archie sat suffering!!! After all, we are sure to most, he was "just a dog". Well, he's not "just a dog" to the Good Samaritan.
Thankfully, his guardian angel rushed him to the local 24/7 ER vet as it was 7:30 pm at night and it was the only option. This AMAZING young man had to put down his own personal credit card in order to help this dog. After all, no vet is going to take in an ER dog who can't walk (or otherwise) for free! Unfortunately, this is always the case. Someone has to step up and be responsible for the bill!
Archie's front leg is basically degloved and you can see down to the bone in 2 places. On top of that, he could not stand or walk. He needed an IV, pain meds, antibiotics, skin graphs, a neurologist and an MRI. This was just the beginning! The quote from the vet was $6000! And yes, that is about what is costs to save a dog like this and why most people cannot do it.
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC received news of Archibald and this predicament late Saturday. They wanted to help (as they always do). The Good Samaritan deserves to be paid back and he will be! We must thank him for being an upstanding citizen and a role model who was not afraid to do the RIGHT THING.
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC could not turn their back on Archie or his amazing and dedicated group of supporters. A dog with spinal issues is always a huge risk. The only way it made sense for a NYC based rescue to help a critically injured dog was to safely get the dog to NYC where the rescue could manage his care locally. They knew it was too far for ground transport so they immediately reached out to Flying Fur Animal Rescue. Within an hour, transportation plans were in full swing.
In rescue, it always takes a village and Archibald is one lucky dog in the end because he has one heck of a village behind him!
Today, Archie needs your help. With every purchase, you can help save Archie and give him the medical treatment he needs to survive. With each and every tee, hoodie, bracelet, necklace or tote, we will donate $10 directly to help save Archie.
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC
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.