The abuse and neglect the dog, dubbed Samson had endured was horrifying.
Early Sunday morning, a plea went out for the urgent rescue of a sick and emaciated bulldog at Miami-Dade Animal Services. Saving his life seemed unlikely. The abuse and neglect the dog, dubbed Samson had endured was horrifying. (Story by the Pet Rescue Report.)
As the Pet Rescue Report described the bulldog's condition and the urgency of his situation, Samson's posted photos went viral as advocates shared his desperate plight. And by Sunday afternoon, the six-year-old tired and severely ill dog's miracle appeared. Rescued by No Paw Left Behind, this defeated pooch, who has been severely neglected for an extended period of time, will begin his new life. But, we need your help!
"Samson is extremely emaciated, dehydrated, has sarcoptic mange, infections in his eyes and ears and many more medical issues. Please help us raise the funds to cover his vet bills," posted No Paw Left Behind on their Facebook page.
UPDATE 1: We just received word from the vet that Samson is EXTREMELY anemic. Emergency staff need to run more tests to rule out some diseases that could cause this but if his blood levels go any lower he will need a blood transfusion.
UPDATE 2: Samson is slowly getting better and better each day. Samsons first anemia test showed that his blood count was at 13% yesterday it climbed to 14-15% and today we are at 18%!!! This is a big win for all of us! He still has a bit to get out of the red but we are so happy with his progress and you can already see he is getting pinker and looks healthier. Please keep sharing our sweet Samson.
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No Paw Left Behind
No Paw Left Behind’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and place severely injured, abused and feral dogs and cats in South Florida; provide special attention to pets that need medical or behavioral assistance; admit pets in need without basis of breed or size; place each one of our amazing survivors with a loving forever home