Sammy: Shot in the head & drug behind a car.
Who could forget Sammie?! Just a few months ago the photo of Simon comforting Sammie went viral. Sammie has had 2 complicated orthopedic surgeries on his fractured back leg. The bullet wound is healed and the blue spray paint is completely gone.
Unfortunately, due to being a puppy and all the duress on his little body and the trauma of the back leg, intense stress was put on his injured front leg which impacted the growth plate and has caused the leg to bend and go out to the side as you can see in this first photo.
We are heartbroken for Sammie because he should be running and playing like other puppies. Instead Sammie will undergo a 3rd orthopedic surgery today at our NY specialty hospital. The front leg is causing him a lot of pain and must be fixed, so Sammie still has a long road of recovery & rehab ahead of him.
This is a complicated surgery being done at a specialty hospital by our board certified surgeon. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Rescue Dogs Rock desperately need your help! We have partnered with Rescue Dogs Rock to help raise the funds needed for Sammy's care. You can make a difference in Sammy's life one tee, hoodie or bracelet at a time!
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They have a 3 month-old boxer pup that was spray-painted, shot in head, and drug behind a car.
RDR staff has named him Sammie. We are so angered by this story it's hard to find the right words.
The puppy was finally dropped at a SC shelter today as a "stray" which is very odd because the woman who dropped him seemed to know a whole lot about his story. But apparently because he's a "stray" and was "signed over" there will be no investigation. We are as frustrated as you guys are with this.
Sammy has a bullet hole in his head which you can see in the photos. He's skin is ripped and sliced wide open from being dragged behind a vehicle and we are told the bones in at least one of his back legs are crushed. He cannot stand or walk and the suffering he has endured at the hands of evil makes us cringe to share the earth with the person or persons responsible.
His wounds are 2-3 days old. How, why, there are no words to make sense of this type of sadistic evil. Sammie will likely lose at least 1 leg and who knows what other damage will remain due to the bullet and dragging. We have partnered with Rescue Dogs Rock to help raise the funds needed for Sammy's care. You can make a difference in Sammy's life one tee, hoodie or bracelet at a time!
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC
Rescue Dogs Rock, Inc., rescues puppies and dogs from high kill shelters, owner surrenders, puppy mill throw aways and medically neglected and suffering dogs and give them the proper medical care, then we do our best to find them the perfect home. We are deeply committed to healing the physical and emotional wounds these animals have suffered.