Lily was hit by a car and brought into New York City’s Animal Care & Control on May 29th. Her leg, hip, and tail were broken in multiple places, Her intestines were herniated and exposed. While held at the city shelter, her leg was left un-splinted, and her abdomen only glued, as she sat, unclaimed, and in anguish in a cage until the evening of June 2nd, three days later, which was when Lily was placed on their “At Risk List.”
The NYCAC&C’s “At Risk List” is released at 6pm every evening, except major holidays, and members of the public as well as “New Hope Partners” (affiliated, approved rescues) only have 18 hours, until NOON the very next day, to find heroes for all the dogs and cats placed on this list, or they will likely be euthanized.
A samaritan saw the plead for Lily’s life on Urgent Pets on Death Row, reached out for the ailing Lily and applied to foster, and a NYC rescue, Rebound Hounds, pulled her with moments to spare on June 3rd.
Lily is currently at Garden City Veterinary Hospital in Mineola, NY undergoing extensive treatment. Her hernia was repaired and she was spayed during her first surgery on June 4th. Her condition was touch and go as Lily contracted a respiratory infection from the shelter, but she did undergo her second surgery to repair her leg, hip, and have her tail amputated on June 9th. She will be in recovery at the vet until at least June 17th. A third surgery to fix her shattered canine will be done after she recovers.
Despite the horrible pain she is in, Lily is a very sweet dog. She gives gentle kisses, and with treatment, will recover to be a loving, wonderful companion.
To show Lily your support, and to check for updates on her condition, please stop by Rebound Hounds Facebook page or Lily’s You Caring page. Rebound Hounds is a 501c3 non profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of the dogs at NYC’s Animal Care & Control. Since their inception in November 2010, Rebound Hounds has saved over 1,400 dogs from the city shelter.If you want to support her recovery directly, donations can be sent to the veterinarian at: Garden City Veterinary Hospital.
All image source: Tracy Vincente