I was walking my dog (Dexter) in Tucson, Arizona on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Dexter by the way is a rescue from Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dexter was attracted to this box that was left on the side of the road. Due to Dexter being so persistent with this box, I decided to investigate further and moved the box. To my surprise, the box started shaking.
In the box which was wrapped in shrink wrap, was a dog. It was sleeping in its own feces and did not have any food or water. It was starving and you could see all the bones in his body.
I called 911 and they transferred me to Animal Control. Animal Control was on another call and could not give me an ETA. We took the dog home and opened the box, he was too weak and unable to crawl out of the box on his own. I opted to lift him out of the box and to my horror I felt every bone in his body.
At that point, I decided there was no time to wait; gave him a drink of water and placed him into a clean box and rushed him to the pet hospital.
As of Monday, March 5, 2018. He is on IV fluids; his Liver Enzymes and Albumin are elevated from starvation. In addition, his Kidney function is low due to dehydration. He will receive his first teaspoon of food by the doctor today. At this point, it is touch and go for his recovery.
His recovery will take time and require significant money to get him back to proper health. Some of the requirements and usage of donated funds will go towards, a long stay at the hospital, followed by home health care; coupled with special food requirements and medications. This will provide him the best chance of survival and a normal loving life.
He was given the name Buddy, because my first reaction was “My Buddy, we will help you!”
Please Donate to Buddy, he is a loving dog that deserves a good life!!!
- Laura McCormick
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- Judy Ray
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