After a dog was brutally attacked by two other dogs, Greenville County Animal Care put out an urgent call for a volunteer to transport an injured dog to a vet clinic. Animal lover Fran Alexay Rizzo answered the call.
When Alexay first saw Legend he was covered with blood and bite marks. His left ear had been ripped off and his right ear was hanging off a thread and he had bite marks all over his body.
“You could see all the puncture wounds from his shoulders forward,” Rizzo told The Greenville News. “A couple wounds were deep where blood was coming out when he moved.”
“The ER vet was not sure if he was going to make it,” she said. “Nothing was visibly broken. But the trauma to his body from all these wounds was just so great. And there’s only so much a little body can sustain.”
But Legend is a fighter and he made it through his first night. Over several days he was give surgery, given fluids and put on a feeding tube. And he started to get better.
Legend’s hearing is fine but his ears are gone and he’s covered in scars. But he is nothing but happy. His tail is constantly wagging and he loves nothing more than showering Fran with kisses.
In the meantime, Fran and Rescue Dogs Rock NYC is determined to find Legend the best home possible for him.
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