Nugget was shot and left at the shelter.
Second Chance Rescue NYC just received a call from the shelter that a dog came in with a gunshot wound to her side. They are very concerned about her because she was not moving. Upon intake the shelter called her “owners” who told animal control that they did not want her anymore and no information on the gunshot injury. Imagine giving up on our dog when she needed it most.
Nugget was rushed into emergency surgery immediately, she was filling up in her chest and belly with free fluid. What her team of surgeons discovered inside of her was a downright nightmare. The Bullet blasted through practically every major organ in her body. Went through her abdomen, chest , diaphragm, spleen, gallbladder, intestine, and now remains lodged in her liver. The bullet needs to remain in the liver, should it be attempted to be pulled out...it would kill her.
Everything I just listed had to be surgically repaired, a chest tube was added. BY no means are we out of the woods here. This dog is critical. The next 72 hrs is a waiting game and we need to HOPE/WISH/PRAY hard that there is no BIO LEAKAGE from between the gallbladder and the intestine.
Despite all of this, she remains a kind and gentle spirited dog. I am so heartbroken for what she is enduring, she is also (at only 2 yrs old) heartworm positive which means that her “owners” never had her on preventatives. Just because she is beautiful does not mean anyone cared for her adequately. She needed her family more than ever now and they refused to come and get her. Whatever positive thoughts you can send, she needs it now. This dog needs whatever love you have in her heart to be sent to her. This is an uphill battle but the fight is not over.
I don’t know what else to say other than we need your help… she needs your help.
We have partnered with Second Chance Rescue to help raise the funds they need to save Nugget. Her veterinary bills will be in the tens of thousands including multiple life saving emergency surgeries. That is not the type of funds rescuers have.To help save Nugget please consider purchasing one of her shirts, totes, bracelets and coffee mugs below. We have partnered with SCR to create these animal saving products to raise the funds needed to save her life.
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.