Patriot is a victim of a hit and run.
Where do I begin? Patriot was picked up by animal control, found in a field on the side of the road. Poor Patriot was hit by a car and no one bothered to stop. Yes, you read that correctly, pure savagery with no regard to a living being who can feel. His story gets worse.
To add insult to injury, Patriot sat at the shelter while his injuries become necrotic and possibly septic, his leg and paw (what's left of it) is completely smashed with the tendons exposed. The shelter knew the severity of his condition and sent out a plea for rescue, they do not have the resources for adequate care.
Folks, there is more than meets the eye here and we need to get to the bottom of it, the injuries you can see in these photos are not the only injuries patriot has, he also shows several signs of other old traumas in his under carriage that have healed over. So let's recap: old injuries, hit and run, now cold, loud dirty shelter.
Dog RRR sprung into action to save this baby’s life. Now they need your help! Enough is enough and we need to change his luck and show him there can be kindness in this dog forsaken world. Dallas Dog RRR is a licensed Non Profit Organization and rely solely on donations to continue their life-saving work. They cannot do this without us.
UPDATE 6-7-17: The surgery to remove Patriots leg was long and grueling according to his medical team. After removing the bandage the ER had placed to stabilize the injury it was found that the leg had "liquified" and infection was spreading at a fast rate. Nearly 5 hours and two doctors they were finally able to stitch Patriot back up and call the amputation a success! Patriot is recouping at Camp DogRRR and this morning it was reported that he was able to stand and relieve himself on his own! This guy is a trooper and we cannot express how pleased we are with his medical team and Patriot himself. We also found out that he is heartworm positive so ongoing care is still needed.
This is where we are asking for your help! We have partnered with Dallas Dog RRR to create these animal saving shirts, sweaters and accessories to raise the funds needed to save Patriot. Everything from a tee to a bracelet can help DDRRR give Patriot the life saving care this innocent victim needs.
UPDATE 7-1-17: This 2 year old shepherd mix has blossomed into such a loving dog. He is now a tripod and he is damn proud of it! He is good with KIDS, CATS, DOGS and even Live stock. He is a lot of fun and as sweet as they get. This gentleman will be making his way from Texas next month in search of an adopter. If interested please contact @SecondChanceRescueNYC
Dallas DogRRR is a group of dedicated, animal-loving volunteers who support the abandoned dogs of Dallas, Texas, by collecting supplies, paying vet bills, locating foster families, facilitating adoptions, and advocating for a more hopeful future. We are often seen even in the trenches of SE Dallas searching for and rescuing forgotten dogs.