Percible was found tied inside a plastic bag.
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This tiny dog was found tied inside a plastic bag. Second Chance Rescue stated this is the worst case of neglect in the history of their rescue. His body was found tied in a bag on Mother’s Day.
A driver saw the plastic bag moving and discovered a dog barely alive. The animal was unable to walk, panting, caked in feces, maggots, urine, flies, worms and was horribly abused.
This is under investigation. From the looks and putrid smell of this poor guy he has been neglected and abused for a very long time. The dog was taken to the shelter and the shelter staff immediately reached out to Second Chance Rescue NYC knowing they specialize in saving animals just like this dog.
Once this poor dog was transported to their emergency vet doctors started to stabilize the dog. For those of you thinking he should be euthanized you need to know that he can survive this abuse but it will take your support. Jennifer Brooks, founder at Second Chance Rescue NYC said, “So help me God I will do everything in our power to help him.” Rescuers have named him Percible. We are just as angry as you guys are but we MUST focus on saving his life.
UPDATE 5-14-19: At this juncture at least 2 limbs are not salvageable. They could not finish shaving his head so that is being done by his incredible surgeon as we speak, Dr. Lockwood. He needs to be sedated for this and he will also be put under which is a risk but they have no choice. His eyes are a mess, his collar was encrusted into his mats and neck, bloodwork results and x-ray results will be back shortly.
UPDATE 5-15-19: Perci continues to make amazing progress! I have a statement from Perci’s rescuers at Second Chance Rescue. They write,
“We are elated with our decision to not euthanize Percible the night he came in as an unrecognizable strangulated, fly and maggot infested mat struggling to breath in a lot of pain. If ever a dog deserves to know love and kindness, it is this precious life here, better days are certainly ahead of him. Despite the fact that Perci lost his two front paws due to strangulation necrosis, we have decided to leave his front arms on so that we can enroll him in a Physical Rehabilitation program and get him fitted for a series of prosthetics eventually. His recovery will be very long but this powerhouse of a dog is ready and able and he is strong like bull. Perci is no longer in pain and has began to use his back legs."
"We are proud of all of the progress this BOMB POODLE has made. We are determined and devoted with all the love we have FULL STOP for Percible. Life abounds in even the most darkest places, shine on little one.” - Second Chance Rescue NYC
His bloodwork and x-rays came back STELLAR! He had a matted mass removed from the back of his head, it was sent out for biopsy. Today he has a consult with an eye specialist to get his eyes started on medications for his corneal ulcers. Although these pictures are graphic and horrific, he is recovering VERY WELL and is very alert and present.
UPDATE 5-17-19: Percible is holding rock steady at Blue Pearl Specialty center in GA. He continues to defy all odds & is building his hurricane strength. He will lay low these next few days & continue with his bandage changes & eye meds for his corneal ulcers. Everything is healing according to his medical plan. He will remain at Blue Pearl until at least Monday, then he will be transferred to another facility (we will see if he needs a dental) before he makes his NYC debut for rehab. We had a call with his potential NYC rehab yesterday to work out a plan/reservation. We decided to leave his arms on in hopes that he will be fitted for prosthetics & also learn to use them. Dr. Lockwood took 1.5 inches off the right leg & closed off the end of the stump of the left. He lost his paws due to strangulation necrosis of his mats. Other than his ulcers & his stumps, he is a very healthy 8 yr old poodle.
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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.