9 years ago, I rescued Carlos, but every year since then, he has rescued me. He has brought such joy and happiness to my life that I can never thank him enough for. He has been there for me through life’s most heart-breaking moments. Yesterday he snuck out of my fenced in backyard and squeezed under a neighbor’s fence into their yard, the home of two large boxers. Carlos loves to play with every dog regardless of their size. Unfortunately, not all dogs realize how strong they can be and how little, despite his big personality, Carlos is. As a teacup Chihuahua, he only weighs 5 pounds. They attacked Carlos leaving him near death in their yard. When I received a phone call from a random number I had no idea this could be a call that could change my life forever. Carlos sustained blunt force trauma to his head leaving a wound over his eye, several broken ribs, and a flail chest (a life-threatening medical condition that occurs when a segment of the rib cage breaks due to trauma and becomes detached from the rest of the chest wall.) Being that Carlos is so tiny, these injuries have left him at the animal emergency and trauma center in Wilmington, NC where he is still considered to be, in critical condition. Unfortunately, with myself being a full-time college student and my boyfriend being in the service, these bills will be very hard to pay. In the past 24 hours, we have already racked up $2400 in medical bills. For Carlos to have a fighting chance, the doctors gave us a rough estimate of treatment up to $6,000. ANY AMOUNT will help. I need my baby back, and his brother Sosa and sister Dolce need him too.
Picture was taken today before he was placed in oxygen tank.
This picture was taken one day before his attack.