Honeydew was found with horrible head trauma and picked up by animal control.
Second Chance Rescue NYC received a frantic call from Fulton county. A dog was brought in from the field on the truck, with a very serious head trauma. Honeydew was sitting in a pool of her own blood and was bleeding profusely from her head. Rescue immediately rushed her to Blue Pearl Emergency hospital.
The animal control officer who picked Honeydew up, says the brunt of the trauma was to her head. Doctors did not know if she had brain swelling, and with brain swelling there was no time to waste. Her mouth is mangled, and she was in complete shock.
These pics of before she had surgery are difficult to look at but imagine how horrible she must feel. Honeydew went into immediate surgery to repair her mangled jaw with Dr. Lockwood. She is still not eating but she is alive and in wonderful hands.
UPDATE 12/30/10: Honey is recovering from surgery and she finally started eating. The majority of the trauma was to her head, that's where all of the blood was coming from. Bone was removed from her jaw and a canine tooth, there was no longer any blood supply to it.
UPDATE 1/3/20: Honeydew’s jaw surgery was a success. She is eating well on her own and will be on soft food for the next couple of weeks and requires no further follow up. She is feeling a little bit better and getting some much needed rest, she's cozy and safe.These animals don't ask to be abused, neglected, dumped and betrayed. We have a responsibility to make it right, and it's a responsibility that no one at SCR takes lightly. She's on the mend and she is expected to make a full recovery, and that in itself is a beautiful thing.
Please help sponsor her care. This will cost rescuers thousands of dollars and at the end of the years these are funds most rescues do not have. We are sponsoring her care with one of our animal saving products. Please consider one for you or a friend and give Honeydew a chance!
Second Chance Rescue
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.