Mauricio was found laying in the street with raw, maggot filled open wounds.
Please don't be mad at me. I know this is hard to see but we cannot turn a blind eye. He needs help now. New York Bully Crew works with an independent rescuer named Olga in Venezuela who reached out earlier today in hopes that rescuers can help with a dire case.
This homeless dog was laying in the street with raw, maggot filled open wounds. This is called myiasis. NYBC is seeing this kind of condition more and more in tropical climates. Pets, especially those confined outside or who are weak and debilitated, are particularly susceptible. Any type of draining wound or moist coat soaked with feces or urine can become the perfect spot for flies to lay their eggs.
When the eggs hatch, maggots will begin to feast on any dead or dying tissue. Sometimes they will even begin to eat the healthy tissue. Mauricio's wounds are very deep. The parasites ate the healthy flesh down toward his anus. The rescuers could not turn her back on him and neither will we.
He is starving and needs immediate medical attention. He is on his way to the vet clinic with his rescuer. We ask that you support New York Bully Crew’s decision to help Mauricio and get him the emergency treatment he needs. Please also keep all the rescuers in your thoughts. They deal with sad, emotional, traumatizing situations every day and can use your support.
UPDATE 10/16/19: WARNING: NOT FOR THE SENSITIVE! After sedating Mauricio, a deep cleaning and flushing of his open wound, the maggots ate thru his flesh and almost perforated his intestines. Yes this is gruesome but its something he can heal from but will take a ton of care. Little Mauricio is anemic and is being treating with medication. We are told they estimate him at 15 years old! He has the will to survive! Please continue to help this amazing senior and his rescuers.
We are sponsoring Mauricio’s care with one of our new BE BRAVE END ABUSE t-shirts, tote bags and more. If you can consider one for yourself or a friend and help this innocent victim survive the condition he is in. Rescuing should not have borders.
New York Bully Crew
New York Bully Crew is a 501c3 not-for-profit rescue organization founded in December 2010. Though based on Long Island, NYBC’s outreach is nationwide. NYBC strives to bring positive attention to the most loyal breed one could encounter, and give second chances to those who have been discarded by humans.