Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption, an organization based in Mission, Kansas, just saved the life of Remo, a little dog who had been victim to an extreme case of neglect. Upon being rescued, Remo was in such bad and unbearable to watch condition that veterinarians recommended he be put down – recovery seemed an impossibility. But, amazingly, this little pup now seems to be doing everything to prove that theory wrong.
Remo is nothing short of incredibly lucky to be still alive. At the place he lived, the dog was left completely to himself outside of the house, shut off in a tiny pen, apparently not tended by anyone. He was surrounded by dirt and feces – for months, during heat and rain.
When the rescue team got to him, Remo’s fur was so matted he could hardly move and his eyes were matted shut. Once he was taken to the exam room to be shaved, he collapsed and the rescuers noticed that “his skin was literally crawling from inside.”
He was immediately rushed to Blue Pearl Emergency Vet where, once he was shaved, several holes full of maggots were found in his little body… It was obvious that the maggots had been eating the poor dog alive for a long time.
Remo was put on strong antibiotics and pain medication through an IV and he had an EN tube inserted through his nose in order to be fed. After this, his blood sugar and pressure improved drastically. The signs of improvement were a positive shock to Remo’s caretakers who had taken in a dog that was, after all, not expected to survive.
Remo’s chances of survival have now risen to 50/50 – which is something incredible considering the absolutely miserable state the dog was in and the extreme neglect he had been subjected to.
The pup’s rescuers are determined to fight for his life and do everything to save it – no matter what the odds are. “The vets cautioned us not to be too hopeful, but hope is the only thing we have,” the rescuers write. “They warned that we could spend thousands and he could die anyway but who are we to put a price on his life. He deserves to know that not all humans are bad. We love him.”
The organization will be grateful for all donations towards Remo’s emergency medical care – you can donate via the rescue’s website.
To learn more about Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption, click here.
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