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Rescuers from New York City-based Second Chance Rescue have taken in a tiny dog who was literally thrown away in an empty pizza box. The rescue’s partner shelter discovered the dog, now named Thumper, in a public garbage container and quickly found that he was in critical condition. The rescue stepped in and rushed him to a 24-hour emergency hospital where the team is doing everything to save his life.

Thumper only weighs six pounds and is around six years old. He is currently unable to stand and the doctors believe that he has blunt force trauma to his head, since he is showing some neurological signs. “We are heartbroken, that someone hurt him intentionally, he is so small and vulnerable,” the rescuers write.

The pup also has low blood pressure and dangerously low sugar levels. He remains wobbly on his paws and will undergo further testing, possibly including an MRI. As the rescue reports, animal control is now investigating the case. Meanwhile, Thumper keeps on fighting for his life …


Little Thumper is thankfully safe in the care of the rescue and his vets, but his condition remains critical. His medical bill is now over $3,000 and the rescue is raising funds to give him the best treatment and chance at recovery possible.

You can help Thumper by donating through the rescue’s website or via Facebook.

All image source: Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs/Facebook

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6 Months Ago


6 Months Ago

Poor little furbaby! He\'s so tiny and helpless. Why anyone would do this to him, I\'ll never understand. Must be a sociopath or a psychopath. I hope this precious little baby gets well, or as well as possible, considering all he\'s been through. After he\'s recovered, I hope he is adopted by someone who will love and adore him and take excellent care of him for the rest of his life.

6 Months Ago

I hope the person who did this is following the story because it\'s important for them to know there is a very special place in Hell for those who harm any innocent. Watch your back.

6 Months Ago

I wish I could write down what I am thinkng I would like to do but that would only get me arrested.

Billy Stephens
6 Months Ago

I would love to get my hands on the sorry bastard who wouldt reat this animal this way.

6 Months Ago

Over my many years I\'ve had rescue dogs and they are the most precious.

Joe Blatner
6 Months Ago

Who are these POS that do this to animals. Laws need to be stricter to do away with these type of people.

6 Months Ago

Another horrifying story. I am so glad this dog was found, but again am so distraught that someone could actually do this to a living animal and to such a small, cute dog. Prayers for this dog to heal and to not have any neurological problems.

04 Apr 2018

I pray this dog will not have any issues.

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