Sugar Cookie's bone is sticking out from her body!
As Christmas approaches sadly the abuse doesn’t end. A three-year-old sweet dog was dumped at a county shelter in South Carolina with her bone sticking out of her leg. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC received the following plea for help on Tuesday:
“Snow is about 3 years old, very sweet. Loves the other dogs, weighs around 35-40 lbs. Short. Bull mix. HAS A BONE STICKING OUT OF HER BACK LEG!!! Owner surrender can leave at any time her time is up Dec. 27th. We Need to get her to the vet as soon as possible. Is there anyone that can rescue this sweet dog? What a sweet girl!”
Of course we were as horrified as you are to see this poor dog suffer, so we had to say yes! Sugar Cookie was transferred to the emergency vet. Then rescuers received heartbreaking news. Sadly X-rays were sent to an orthopedic specialist who said the first surgery was done incorrectly and the bone and surrounding area are dead and infected. There is no choice now but to amputate the leg.While this news saddens us, it does not surprise us. You can tell by looking at the pictures how bad this is. Her surgery is scheduled for tomorrow morning. Now we are asking… no pleading for a Christmas Miracle.
Her surgery and care costs are in the thousands and this is just not the type of fund Rescue Dogs Rock has. If you could help with Sugar Cookie’s extensive surgery, we would greatly appreciate it. We have stepped in to help in our own little way. We have created the Animal Abuse Awareness shirts, hoodies, totes and bracelets you see below. We ask that if you would consider one of these items for your Christmas gift list. It's a great gift to give to family and friends and you get to tell them they helped save Sugar Cookie’s life.
Sugar Cookie has some big news. First, she started putting weight on the leg with the bone sticking out, so the decision was made yesterday to try to save the leg instead of amputation. Fingers crossed. We would really like to see her flourish. It was discovered that she is PREGNANT! She’s already in the 2nd half of her pregnancy, so we hope the puppies will be healthy. This poor girl has been through a lot and still needs your help.
Mama to be Sugar Cookie is recovering from surgery that fixed her leg and as we posted earlier, it was discovered she was pregnant!
Her new foster mom has not been able to give mama a bath because of her stitches and staples, but she has been giving her sponge bathes and enjoying every minute of the attention.
In the new photo, you can see that Sugar Cookie is learning about snow. Time will tell how her legs are healing and if additional procedures are warranted.
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.