Kratos has a huge tumor on his head.
Our partners at Second Chance Rescue just got to the NYC Animal Control to save Kratos, the dog with the huge ulcerated tumor on his head. The tumor is one of the worst we have ever seen on a dog before. This poor animal suffered for a long long time, carrying around this huge tumor which is attached to his head. How can anyone look at a dog like this, and not do anything to help him? We have created this campaign page to help raise the funds needed to save Kratos.
We are completely appalled and heartbroken that Kratos suffered for so long in this condition.SCR volunteers are rushing him right now to their Emergency Vet Partner for immediate and critical medical care, that he desperately needs. He is a small guy, maybe a beagle or corgi mix but rescuers cant tell because of how badly he has been neglected. The shelter said he was brought in as a stray, but we suspect who ever brought him in, knew a lot more than they claimed. Since they said he was a stray there is nothing authorities can do to prosecuted. We are as frustrated as you are but must focus on saving his life.
We are horrified to look at Kratos, and know how neglected and abused he has been for so long. How could this go unnoticed, in New York City? He must have been taken outside for walks? Someone had to have seen this. We really need your help to right the wrongs that Kratos has suffered. Please consider supporting Kratos' medical care. He will need to be stabilized, and have many tests done, before he can undergo surgery. Please keep him in your thoughts, he is so sweet despite his condition.
Kratos had been turned in Animal Control 2 days in horrific shape. SCR rushed to get him out of the shelter and directly to their vet partner for immediate treatment. The tumor was festering with puss, and blood and had a horrendous smell, this dog has been suffering for many months with this untreated tumor. He is currently receiving supportive care, and undergoing a battery of tests to determine the type of tumor, and how far the tumor is attached to his skull. He will be undergoing surgery to remove the tumor in the next 2 days.
The shelter is investigating this case, and we can not go into details at this time about the investigation, but we will certainly keep everyone posted when we can. You can help by purchasing one of Krato’s shirts, tanks or totes below. We have partnered with Second Chance Rescue NYC to create these animal saving products to raise the funds needed to save Kratos from this unbelievable abuse. With your help they can give him a new life full of love and pain free!
Kratos is doing very well. He is at SCR's vet partner receiving medical treatment and getting ready for his surgery, to remove the huge lacerated grotesque tumor that is attached to his head. The tumor is the size of a softball, and was badly infected and oozing with blood and puss. Kratos has been receiving round the clock care, IV antibiotics and pain medication to make him as comfortable as possible throughout the weekend. He will undergo surgery to remove the tumor tomorrow, and he is stable enough to be put under anesthesia.
Today is the day! Our sweet boy is headed into surgery today to remove the grotesque ulcerated tumor that he has been suffering with for what seems like forever! His surgery was postponed until today, because he was showing signs of an upper respiratory infection, which he most likely picked up when he was at Animal Control in NYC. His medical team wanted to make sure that he was in good shape to be put under anesthesia, as surgery is always a risk for any dog. We are horrified that someone let this sweet boy suffer for so long. As Kratos is being prepped for surgery we would like to ask for all of your prayers and positive energy, that it is successful and seamless. Our partners at Second Chance Rescue will give us an update as soon as possible. For now we ask if you can continue to share his story and become his voice.
It is with such joy that we share the good news with you all. His surgery was a success, the huge tumor was removed from his head yesterday afternoon. He did very well during the procedure, and he is up and feeling well this morning. The doctors did a phenomenal job. We are overjoyed that Kratos is free from that hideous tumor that was causing him pain and discomfort for so long. The surgeon reported that she was able to get good margins around the tumor, and it was closed up beautifully.
The shelter is still investigating this case, and we have no news to report on the investigation. With that being said we still desperately need your help. Kratos is resting and getting post-op care in the hospital right now and will remain indefinitely. Please help support his surgery costs by purchasing one of his shirts, tanks or totes below. With your help you can give him a new life full of love and pain free!
He is doing well and yesterday his drain was removed from his head where the tumor was. He felt so good, he was literally smiling! The doctors did notice that he was limping on one of his hind legs. He received x-rays, and nothing remarkable showed up. He has been put on anti-inflamatories and the doctors are keeping an eye on it for now. Kratos is ready to move onto the next chapter of his life- tumor- free!! He will be going to a medical- foster home soon, and we can not wait for this boy to receive great care and all the love he deserves. he shelter is still investigating this case, and we have no news to report on the investigation. Please continue to share and support Kratos!
Update: October 23, 2017
Kratos is a completely different dog than the one the rescue saved a while back. When SCR took him in, he had a huge ulcerated & infected tumor on his head. Fast forward to today & you wouldn’t think it was the same dog!
Kratos is an older, 8-10 year old, hound/beagle mix who has lots of spunk left & lots of love to give. He loves people & seems to love all creatures.
His foster mom says that he enjoys being outside exploring- walking or jogging. When he’s had enough exercise & playtime, he settles in very nicely, content to lay near his human, chewing on a bully stick or dozing in the sun, sometimes rolling over for belly rubs or reaching up to give kisses. He’s polite & doesn’t jump up on people, doesn’t bark when people or cars come by the house, takes treats gently.
Kratos is a great all around loving soul & deserves a caring & attentive home. He would do best in a home where he has people and/or a dog playmate around most of the time to keep him company.
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.