Zax is a senior dog dumped at the shelter at the end of his life.
Where do I begin? This poor boy is senior Zax. He found himself at a Georgia kill shelter with this huge infected, open wound. To think he has lived so long as someones pet then dumped at the end of his life makes my heart break. We are not sure what happened to this poor dog. It could be a chemical burn or something else.
The wound was oozing and they had to drain it at the shelter. Shelter staff sent out a plea for help. Volunteers from our partners at Rescue Dogs Rock rushed to the shelter to transport Zax to an emergency vet. He is in ICU.
RDR spoke to their veterinary partners this morning in regards to Zax. He continues to be in a lot of pain and his wound will probably require more intervention, cleaning and removal of tissue. He still cannot stand up, though he tries.
To be clear, he is on heavy pain medications, antibiotics, and an anti-inflammatory. He has around the clock care by doctors and staff. He is as comfortable as they can make him safely. Please continue to send him positive healing energy, prayers and good wishes.
We have partnered with RDR to help raise the funds they need to save Zax. His care will cost over 7,000 including emergency care and any surgeries he will need. That is not the type of funds rescuers have.
To help save Zax please consider purchasing one of his shirts, totes, bracelets and coffee mugs below. We have partnered with RDR to create these animal saving products to raise the funds needed to save him.
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.