Puppy Found With Massive Head Wound Needs Your Help
Staff at the Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston Texas have seen a lot. But staff and volunteers were horrified yesterday when a citizen brought in a 6-week old puppy with severe injuries.
According to networking page Urgent Shelter Pets Houston:
This little puppy was found and brought to the Harris County Animal Shelter yesterday morning (1/21/20). She had a huge laceration over the cranium and the hard palate (top of mouth) had been separated from the maxilla (upper jaw), exposing the turbines (nasal passages). The upper left canine tooth and adjacent teeth were gone.
Dr. White, director of the shelter, did his best to close the large cranial laceration and suture the hard palate back into place. This puppy was up and trying eat shortly after surgery. She WILL need additional surgeries!”
A shelter staff member took the puppy home with her on Tuesday night.
On Wednesday morning, Wag Again Rescue stepped up to take on the care of this puppy, who they have named Sadie.
As an Approved Medical Rescue for Harris County Animal Shelter, Wag Again takes on some of the more difficult medical cases the come in to the shelter.
Legally, the shelter must hold stray animals for three days to allow an owner to reclaim the pet. As a medical rescue, Wag Again can remove an injured animal from the shelter before that three-day stray hold is up.
Wag Again posted:
It is unsure if the nasal passage will ever be normal, but they (veterinarians) are going to try their best for this little girl! She’s a fighter! She isn’t giving up, and so we certainly aren’t going to give up on her either.
How You Can Help:
Wag Again Rescue needs your donations to help Sadie and the many other dogs they rescue in the Houston area.
You can donate to Wag Again Rescue:
- Paypal: PayPal.me/wagagain
- Venmo: @wagagain (account will say Greg Stroud, who is the executive director of Wag Again.)
- Zelle: [email protected]
- On their site: https://wagagain.dog/donate
Can’t donate? You can still help through social media! Every share, like and comment helps her be seen by more people:
- Share her video from Urgent Shelter Pets Houston.
- Share, like or comment the Houston Dog Mom post.
- Share, like or comment on the Wags Again post.
- Use the hashtag #SaveSadie on your posts.
Sadie is being treated at Wilcox Veterinary Clinic in Houston. She is recovering, though her airway is being monitored around the clock. She will likely require more surgery on her sinus cavity and airway, but they would like to wait until she is bigger and stronger. Per the rescue, this was likely caused by an animal attack, the damage was not inflicted by humans.
Note: Urgent Shelter Pets Houston is a networking page run by shelter volunteers and is not affiliated with the Harris County Animal Shelter.
All photos from Wag Again Rescue’s Facebook page.
Ty for helping this puppy and please find the asshole who thos this too innocent puppy on there too
I just donated $500.00 for this baby. Sending prayers and so much love. I don’t know how something so horrific could happen to a puppy without it being on purpose . If someone knows something say something. Animal cruelty is a felony . We are watching .?
Thank you for donating to Wag Again Rescue! Based on the veterinarians examination, they believe it’s more likely that the injury was inflicted by an animal, rather than a human. But Wag Again takes in multiple medical cases. Within 24 hours of pulling Sadie, Wag Again rushed to the aid of “Charlie” who had been hit with a baseball bat. We didn’t cover that story due to an investigation that was underway. But rest assured, Wag Again does good work and they will use your donation wisely.
this is so heartbreaking?????GOD plz help this poor bby with a full recovery AMEN.??
Thank you so very much for your dedication, love, and healing hearts and hands… Not just for Sadie, but for every single animal you save, and those that you could/cannot. My deepest honor and respect to you all!!
Please, please let me know this one thing… Is she going to be adoptable? If so, please contact me at [email protected]. This little lady deserves love and a good home full of ot. And I have a spot on the couch right next to me and my other furr babies with her name all over it!!
I am truly serious. Please let me know…
Thank you so much for your comment! She will be available through Wag Again Rescue. You can contact them to apply! If not, there are so many pups in Houston that need homes. Please consider visiting Harris County Animal Shelter, BARC or the shelter nearest you.
Please contact Wag Again Rescue regarding adoption.
God Bless this innocent little puppy and her medical team for helping her. I hope this little baby gets the justice she deserves
Margina L. Derrick
It’s wrong and people are mean prayers for that poor puppy. ??
They believe it was due to an animal attack. And people are sharing her story and supporting the rescue, Wag Again Rescue, which was our goal!
Beautiful little Sadie. I am so sorry. I pray you get better, what happened to her?
The veterinarians believe it was an animal attack.
have had a horrible year financially, so cannot help that way, but do care about the updates on this poor pup – please keep us updated
Every share helps! Wag Again Rescue does a lot of work with medical cases.