Phantom was used as bait in a dog fighting ring.
This is the worst case of a bait dog used in dog fighting. He is completely disfigured and left to die by those cowards using him in a dog fighting ring. They are cowards! This puppy is only 4 months old. Now all we can do is focus on saving his life.
Late at night rescuers Dallas Dog RRR received a plea by The Colony Animal Services about this disfigured puppy that was in need of live saving care. Without it he was going to die.
The doctors were called in late at night. He entered into the vet ICU where doctors started to stabilize him. Initially doctors put draining tubes in his head to treat severe infection that was taking place in his head. After sedating him and doing a full exam we have learned that both his cheek bones are shattered as well as one of his sinus cavities. On top of that one of his eyes may not be able to be saved. He is still fighting severe infection.
UPDATE 8-6-19: His drains are out and his swelling is down significantly. Rescuers go back to the vet at the end of the week for another checkup. They need the swelling to go down even more to determine more about the outcome of his eye. But he he is doing really well so far. He LOVES to eat and snuggle. Please continue to support this very special dog.
UPDATE 8-16-19: His road to recovery continues starting with SURGERY TODAY on his jaw. Because of the trauma and all the breaks to his face, his jaw needs to be surgically placed. Right now, he can only open up his mouth 30-40% and has the bones heal, there is a strong indication the jaw will lock together with all the scar tissue that will harden. This surgery is estimated to cost $3,000 but it is a necessary one, and one that needs to happen. Please continue to sponsor his care.
This is all happening now. I know this is hard to see but we must focus on Phantom. We are here to help support Dallas Dog and his emergency care.
We are sponsoring his care with one of our Every Animal Matter custom mugs, totes, aprons, and pillows. Please consider getting one for you or a loved one and help me help tiny Phantom.
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.