After a dog was brutally attacked by 2 other dogs, Greenville County Animal Treatment put out an urgent call for a volunteer to transfer an injured dog to a vet clinic.
Animal lover Fran Alexay Rizzo answered the call.
Legend was rescued after 2 women out for a walk heard a commotion at a home. They went to investigate and saw 2 Pit bulls striking the dog. They were tearing him to shreds so animal control was called and the three dogs were taken to Greenville County Animal Care.
When Alexay initially 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 informed The Greenville Information. “A pair wounds were deep where blood was coming out when he moved.”.
” The ER veterinarian was unsure if he was going to make it,” she said. “Nothing was visibly broken. However 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 via his first night. Over numerous days he was provide surgical treatment, given liquids and put on a feeding tube. And he began to improve.
His wounds swelled up a few days later on. But he slowly he got better and much better. With his medical bills mounting, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped forward to help pay his medical bills. Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the team, said: “We’re thrilled with the outcome and happy he’s alive. It’s a miraculous tale and he’s touched a lot of people.”.
Legend’s hearing is fine but his ears are gone and he’s covered in marks. However he is only pleased. His tail is continuously wagging and he loves absolutely nothing more than showering Fran with kisses.
” If you judge a book by its cover, you might lose out on an incredible tale,” Fran said of Legend. “He’s the sweetest point I’ve ever fostered in my life,” she gushes. “He continuously desires hugs and kisses.”.
Fran says she thinks of keeping Legend daily, because the two have bound so closely. However she understands she can’t remain to foster other dogs for Greenville County Animal Care, who seriously need fosters.
She wishes that more people will step up and help foster for Greenville County Animal Care because they really require the help.
In the meantime, Fran and Rescue Dogs Rock New York City is determined to find Legend the best home possible for him.