Sunday, April 20, 2008
Trooper Needs Our Help:Graphic Photos
Here is Trooper & his story. I received a call Monday, March 31st asking if I could help this dog, we have decided to name him "Trooper". Romeoville Animal Control contacted me because they remembered how we were able to save "Angel". (Angel is doing wonderful & is being spoiled in her loving home) If I didn't say I would help Trooper would have been put down.
The ladies that were there at the vets office when Trooper was first brought in said that he is a sweetie & even though he couldn't stand & was in severe pain, he licked them when they knelt down.
Trooper was transferred to AAmerican Vet Hospital after I agreed to save him. These pictures were taken after he was bathed, he was covered completely with dried up mud, and even in his ears (you couldn't even tell his color). He must have been put into a fighting pit (it rained the night before) & plus he was being literally dragged on his side by his leash down the road into the parking lot because he couldn't walk. The vet, Dr Agustin has to get him stable before we can find out more about his care that will be needed. He was having a hard time breathing & or resting but after the tubes were put in & meds given, he seems like the breathing is more stable.
Trooper, this name surely fits him, was dumped at a vets office in Romeoville yesterday by a guy that "claimed" he found the dog & said that the dog was hit by a car. This so called person was seen and caught on the vets camera literally dragging this dog on his side through the parking lot. He could not walk as his infection is so bad he just laid limp on his side while being dragged. Romeoville police were called and have a copy of the surveilance footage. The vet techs told him to hold on while they checked to see if there was a run available, when they returned outside he had tied Trooper to the pole and took off.
He CLEARLY was used in fighting, bait or both. Along with fighting, he was stabbed in the stomach, chest & side, probably because he didn't want to fight or he didn't perform well enough for the low lives that did this to him. He is a sweet boy and is just miserable. He has licked the hands that are treating him and looks so sad but we think he knows that rotten life he had is now over. He has a severe infection in his abdomen and the doctor is letting that drain thru tubes. He has numerous holes in him from battle wounds. They think he is about 6 - 7 yrs old as his teeth show lots of tartar. I don’t think this boy could of ever won a fight or even wanted to fight as he is just a sweetheart. How anyone could do this is beyond me. Thank god for people like us to help these babies.
The vets office that is treating Trooper saved another bait dog last summer. Angel is a choc lab/pit mix & her story was on WJOL Radio Station, Fox News, & in the Herald Newspaper. She has made a long & hard recovery but now lives a great life with the man that found her. She was infested with maggots and gashes all over her body. Our rescue wants to give the same outcome to Trooper.
Making a Difference Rescue will be setting up a fund for Trooper to cover his medical expenses. This boy deserves a better life than what he is used to. If you can help, please do. Along with financial support, please pray for Trooper. He is in critical condition & we are not sure of the care that he will need, it will be a tough recovery. Any donations are greatly appreciated.
Your donation can be made to "Making A Difference Rescue", which is tax deductible (a receipt can be mailed if requested). Please mail donations to:
Making A Difference Rescue
C/O Liz Bagley
PO Box 414
Channahon, IL 60410