Remember the dog named John, found close to death in Brooklyn? Well look at him now!

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“Do you remember the dog below, found close to death, lying next to a parked car in NY?? He was in a terrible state, as you can clearly see from the pictures! Well, the little dog they named ‘John’ liked the care, love & attention he received at SEAN CASEY ANIMAL RESCUE  & Pet Haven Animal Hospital, so much, it gave him the will & determination to live!

“I thought this would have a sad ending, but miracles do come true…John is testament to that….watch the video’s below to see just how far, John has come!! “Just want to say massive thanks to those who cared, loved & attended to John &  all those who sent prayers & supportive thoughts 🙂 x”

John as he was found, listless & near to death!

Related:https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/update-on-john-not-out-of-the-woods-but-battling-for-life-and-making-progress/

John’s condition was appalling, covered in faeces, nobody was sure he was going to make it…all he could move was his eye’s to blink!

Related:-https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/positive-thoughts-needed-for-john-in-ny-as-he-fights-for-life/

Published on 3 Sep 2012 by 

John is certainly progressing. He is eating and standing on his own. He has even taken a few steps. Still a long road to go, but John is a fighter. Thanks to the efforts of Pet Haven Animal Hospital Staff and the SCAR CREW, John is in good hands. For more info about SEAN CASEY ANIMAL RESCUE and the Documentary Film “RESCUE! BRROKLYN” about Sean Casey Animal Rescue, go to http://www.rescuebrooklynscar.com

John’s first steps 9/5/12

Published on 5 Sep 2012 by 

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Update on John – not out of the woods, but battling for life and making progress

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“This poor dog actually had human owners, he must have done, dogs don’t put their own collars on…can you believe that? How anyone could sleep at night, knowing that they tossed a member of their family out with the trash, to fend for his self, it’s beyond my thought capabilities as a caring human.  Johns owners didn’t give a sxxt about him obviously; I wouldn’t pxxs on them if they were on fire! What a shame the police can’t get DNA from the collar he was wearing! Bless him, he didn’t even have the strength to stand whilst his pitifully thin body, was washed to rid him of the caked on faeces etc.”

John is fighting for his life

John was found on Thursday, August 30, laying behind a parked car on a New York street. He was emaciated and at death’s door when he was brought to Brooklyn ACC.

John getting his first bath to remove the dirt and feces which covered his entire body. Credit: Sean Casey Animal Rescue Facebook page

I spoke with Sean Casey on Friday. He described this 18-month-old pit bull, who weighed only 18 pounds – instead of a normal weight of 60 pounds for a dog his size – as being so lifeless that euthanasia was initially considered to end his suffering.

Unable to move except to blink, he managed to wag his tail which was taken as a sign that he was ready to fight. And this man and his rescue made the decision to stand beside him, and give him the chance to do just that.

He had his first bath to remove all the faeces caked on his entire body. He looks and probably feels much better. What a difference a day made for a dog so emaciated, dehydrated, and close to death. To see him starting to rebound might bring you to tears.

This morning I spoke with Dr. Jill Caruso, who has been treating John. She said it was heartbreaking for everyone to see him when he was brought in, but that he is doing “fantastic” today considering his condition. He weighs 21 pounds now, and is eating small portions of food every 1 1/2 hours. She attributes the weight gain to that and being hydrated. He is on IV fluids, vitamins, dewormers, and his fecal samples came back showing no parasites. His blood work showed that he had a slightly low white blood cell count, but they are amazed that he suffered no organ failure.

She mentioned that along with the gash on his neck, which she states could be from his collar rubbing, he has some bruising and puncture wounds on his legs and body, possibly from another dog. These are just being treated since he would not be able to undergo anesthesia at this time.

He attempted to lift his head but he is still too weak, but his ears perk up when he is spoken to by the compassionate people who surround him. Because he is not blinking as he should, they are applying an eye lubricant for dryness.

John will receive love, kindness, and the best of care from Doctor Caruso and staff at Pet Haven Animal Hospital, who often come in on their own time to be with him. She says he is not out of the woods yet, and has a long road to recovery, but they are hopeful and very happy with his progress thus far. She shared a picture of him that she had just taken for your enjoyment.

John is not micro-chipped so unfortunately, we may never know who did this to him or how he came to be in this horrendous condition.

Continued prayers and positive thoughts are still needed for John as he battles his way back to good health. Here is the link to his chip-in if you would like to donate.

We will continue to report on his progress, and will be thrilled to share the news when he is strong enough to go into foster care and his forever home.

Thank you to Sean Casey and Dr. Caruso for taking the time to speak with me, providing us with this update to share with our readers, and for not giving up on John. We know he is in good hands and stands a chance thanks to you.

News Link:http://www.examiner.com/article/update-on-john-not-out-of-the-woods-but-battling-for-life-and-making-progress

Related:https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/positive-thoughts-needed-for-john-in-ny-as-he-fights-for-life/

Positive thoughts needed for John in NY as he fights for life

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John is fighting to stay alive. Credit: Sean Casey Animal Rescue Facebook page

Viewing pictures of dogs allowed to deteriorate to this condition not only breaks your heart, but overwhelms you with sadness and anger.

John was found lying behind a parked car in the streets of NY.

He was extremely emaciated, dehydrated, and his entire body was covered in dried feces.

This did not happen overnight. This poor boy was denied the basics for survival for quite some time.

How or why he ended up in such horrendous condition is unknown. He was taken to Animal Care and Control in NY who contacted Sean Casey Animal Rescue in Brooklyn. They immediately stepped in and transferred John to their vet.

He is estimated to be about 18 months old and a mere 18 pounds, far less than the 60 or so pounds he should weigh, with a body temperature so low it barely registered and a deep cut on his neck.

He was unable to move but could blink his eyes. He was found with a black collar and silver choke chain so he must have belonged to someone.

Being just skin and bones, and despite his weakened condition, he still managed to wag his tail. He’s in a fight for his life now, and SCAR has no intention of giving up on him.

He is being provided IV fluids and heating pads and will receive the best of medical care. He will feel the love around him and hopefully that will give him the will and determination to pull through.

If you would like to donate to his medical care, here is thelink to the chip-in set up for John. All donations will be greatly appreciated.

Let’s all think positive thoughts for John with hopes that he will rally and start back on the road to a full recovery.

Here is the link to the rescue’s Facebook page to follow updates on John.

News Link:-http://www.examiner.com/article/positive-thoughts-needed-for-john-ny-as-he-fights-for-life

Published on 31 Aug 2012 by 

John was brought into Animal Care and control yesterday barely alive. While not out of the woods just yet, he is looking better, eating and hopefully on the road to a full recovery and a loving forever home in the not to distant future.
For more information about the Documentary film “RESCUE! BROOKLYN” about sean casey animal rescue go to WWW.RESCUEBROOKLYNSCAR.COM

 

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