“This poor little dog, battered or beaten, must have wandered around for quite some time; for his injuries to heal as they have. I find it amazing that he not only survived the trauma inflicted on him, but that he obviously managed to scrounge for food & fight off any infection he may have had…it truly is a miracle that he survived.”
“Any miracle, such as Henry, now deserves to be given the best possible medical care & attention, plus the best chance of finding a special loving forever home; they can get all that at Noah’s Ark Rescue with your help! Just take a look at the rescue/adoption page below from Noah’s Ark, then you will have an idea about the kind of dogs they take in; they are all heartbreaking! God bless Noah’s Ark Rescue for opening their doors & their hearts to dogs like Henry, Otto, Freddy, Doodle Bug & so many more!!”
PIEDMONT, ALABAMA……Sweet Henry is a 5 year old Terrier Mix that was picked up as a stray and taken to the Etowah County Animal Shelter.
Everyone was shocked when they saw him. His face was totally disfigured. They did not have a clue what had happened to this wonderful little dog.
His entire upper jaw is missing and part of his nose. They never in their wildest dreams thought anyone would step up to save him given the way he looked. We decided this sweet dog had been abandoned and something terrible had happened to him. He did not deserve to be euthanized because of the way he looked. Henry is as sweet as can be and loves everyone.
Right after we got him, we involved surgeons from all over the country to determine what they believe happened to him and what we could do (if anything) to repair the damage that had been done. Henry has no upper jaw…none. He has skin where there once was a jaw but it is totally gone. His nasal cavity has been severely damaged and his nose is now on one side of his face.
After doing a cat scan and lots of surgical examinations, it was determined that Henry was not born this way and he was not shot. He suffered a horrible trauma to his face. They believe someone either used a bat or a metal pipe and hit him with such force that it totally broke his upper jaw.
In the process of this it created a fistula between the upper back of his throat and into his sinus cavity. His jaw eventually rotted away and the bones fell out. What remained is nothing but skin hanging down that has developed into an abnormal position with his nose pushed to the side of his face. Henry sneezes a thousand times a day because of the fistula he has. Anything that goes into his mouth, ends up in his sinuses.
We were hopeful we could rebuild his upper jaw. The problem is that he has nothing we could attach another jaw to. The only bones he has are vertical, not horizontal. Rebuilding was not an option. Believe me, I have thought of everything possible. The only thing we can do is rebuild his sinus area and repair the two inch fistula (hole) in the back of his upper jaw.
Once the first surgery is done and healed, we will then determine if moving his nose back adds anything medically or if it is just cosmetic. If it is cosmetic only, then we will leave it where it is. This boy has already been through enough and is happy just the way he is.
Henry is the most loving dog. How anyone could have done this to him is unimaginable. He loves everyone and loves to play with other dogs. He is a happy boy that couldn’t care less how he looks. Once he has healed from his surgery, we will look for that special person that will love him the same way we do……..just the way he is. He is a beautiful boy inside and out.
Please, help us, help him by donating. :-http://www.noahs-arks.net/RESCUE/HOME.html
4084 Spring Island – Okatie, SC 29909
“Interested in adopting any of the dogs Noah’s Ark have saved? Click the link below then click on each picture to see their story. If you can’t adopt, consider becoming a foster parent”
We have enclosed all of the links for the dogs that are available for Adoption at this moment. Some are still in different stages of healing but we are taking applications for them now for when they are ready to be placed. Please, fill out our Adoption Application below if you are interested in becoming part of the extended Noah’s Arks Rescue Family.
Noah’s Arks Rescue Adoption Process:– http://www.noahs-arks.net/RESCUE/NAR_APPLICATION.html
Rescues for Adoption:-http://www.noahs-arks.net/RESCUE/AVAILABLE_DOGS.html
Find your special dog:– http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=SC355
NAR is 100% funded by your donations. Without you, we could not help all the animals we do. We are the last ray of hope for the animals we rescue. We take in those that society has forgotten. All of your donations go to this cause. We are volunteers and do not take any funds for our service. Our reward is seen in the eyes of the animals we help. Please, help us help them, by donating. All donations are tax deductible.
Some of the dogs stories featured from Noah s Ark Rescue