Warning... graphic photos of dog abuse/neglect to follow in this post. At one time I was very active with Pug Rescue of Florida. Since being a full time nursing student I have not had the time to volunteer with them as I once did. You always hear people who donate their time or money for various causes saying that they feel as if they get more in return than they give. I can honestly say that I have experienced this feeling, a feeling that nothing else will give you. As sad as I am tonight thinking about this particular pug that was surrendered to us tonight. Sad that she has had to endure such inhuman abuse and neglect. A part of me is rejoicing that Pug Rescue is helping give her a second chance to see that life is good, that people can be kind.
The story we were given about this precious pug was that she was hit by a car a week ago crushing her left front leg. She was not given any medical treatment. No pain medication, no antibiotics, NOTHING! How could anyone be so cruel! I completely understand that not everyone can afford emergency medical treatment for their pets. For heavens sake though put your selfish feelings aside and take your pet somewhere and surrender them. They do not need to suffer just because you don't want to give them up. As a result of not getting the medical treatment she needed her leg has begun to rot off her body. Gangrene set in which has started to eat away at her leg. Leaving the bones of her paw visible for everyone to see. As the infection progressed it has spread up to her shoulder.
Graphic photos to follow....
With the help of Pug Rescue of Florida this little angel will live to see better days ahead. Tonight she underwent a leg amputation to save her life. The leg was left untreated to long to be saved at any level. This precious pug is a young female, maybe 1 or 2 years at the most. She will recover from this and live a happier life. Because of the severity of her injuries her surgery was not cheap. Pug Rescue of Florida has graciously stepped up to pay for her medical bills and help her find a new forever loving home.
If you can spare even a $1 or $2 PLEASE visit the web site for Pug Rescue of Florida www.pugrescueofflorida.org and donate to help cover her medical bills. Her original name is Dakota, that's what you'll see on the website. I've changed her name to Molly since then. I do not want her name to have any bad memories attached to it. With your donation Pug Rescue of Florida will be able to continue helping other pugs that need their help. Pug Rescue of Florida also known as PROoF, is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.
I will be fostering this little angel once she is well enough to leave the hospital. Even though she no longer has her rotting leg, she is still at risk for becoming septic and very ill. Please keep her in your prayers as she recovers.