Wet Nose Pet: Rex

February 14, 2018

We just wrapped up Carnival time in New Orleans, and sweet little Bacchus was celebrating his new lease on life. While he’d rather be playing with a family, or running in the park, he is confined to a cage while he recovers from the horrific injuries his previous owner inflicted upon him! Several weeks ago, this sweet 4 month old puppy was violently thrown by his previous owner and suffered a broken ulna and radius is his front leg, and a broken femur in his rear. He didn’t receive any veterinary care for 2 weeks. When he was finally taken to a vet, they were told he would need extensive orthopedic surgery that would cost well into the thousands of dollars. They declined the surgery and took him home. As each day passed, his pain grew more intense and his legs continued to swell. S.A.F. was contacted and asked to help, so we immediately took action and agreed to take him into our rescue program. He was transferred to South Paws Veterinary Surgical Specialists in Mandeville, La where Dr. Bob Hancock and his incredible team of technicians and doctors performed the surgery necessary to save both his legs. We cannot thank them enough for taking on this case and doing such a phenomenal job repairing his legs. Repair that includes several plates, pins and screws.

Bacchus will recover in time, and fortunately puppies are resilient. Despite what he has gone through, and all the pain he endured, he has a wonderful spirit and a kind heart. He loves everyone at our clinic, and loves to give kisses. His tail never stops wagging! It’s unfortunate that at such a young age, he had to learn that human beings are often very cruel, but he is forgiving and could teach a lot of us a lesson in compassion. Bacchus needs to gain weight, as he is quite malnourished. He is now in search of his new, forever home. A home in which he will only know love and kindness. He is going to make someone a loving, loyal companion for the rest of his life. If you are interested in adopting him, please go to southernanimalfoundation.org and fill out an application. If you would like to donate toward his surgical costs and ongoing medical care, you can do so through the PayPal link on the SAF website. Make sure you note that your donation is specifically for Bacchus. Thank you. 

MORE ABOUT BACCHUS: Pit Bull Terrier, Short coat length, Good in a home with children