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Victim of a Vicious Dog Attack

  • Breed: Bulldog
  • Name: Rosie Mae
  • Color: Black
  • Size: Medium
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: Adult

When we get an urgent, life or death call from animal control The Rescue Crew springs into action. On Monday, January 29, we received a request from one of the many local animal control facilities we work closely with asking for our help with this precious girl who was the victim of a vicious dog attack. Rosie Mae had lost a lot of blood, had several deep lacerations and puncture wounds, torn ears and tongue, and a fractured upper canine tooth. Those were the minor issues!  She also had what our vet referred to as a "crushed" front left leg. We dropped everything and rushed to pick her up from animal control and immediately took her to our primary vet clinic who got her stabilized and gave her truly outstanding care.  Upon examination they determined, in addition to her shattered front left leg, that she had a broken upper canine tooth which had the upper tissue essentially completely torn out of her mouth, and needed surgery that evening to repair it.  The next day we consulted with an orthopedic surgeon and had X-rays of her leg reviewed.  Thankfully, we learned that amputation isn't necessary, which was a huge concern at the time.  

Soon Rosie Mae will be undergoing a surgical treatment known as an external fixation repair, where she will have pins inserted thru her skin into bone and then connected to an external rod with clamps (a rigid external splinting apparatus). She will have a lengthy healing process ahead of her (minimally 8-12 weeks) and afterwards the pins will need to be removed once the bone has healed.  As she awaits her surgery, Rosie Mae is safe and being spoiled in her foster home and getting her bandages changed daily from one of her vet clinic partners.  

This is quite an expensive undertaking for a relatively new and small rescue organization to take on, but it's why we're here.  We'd like to thank our partners and the relationships that mean so much to us who helped keep Rosie Mae alive so she could live to see a better day. Save a Life Today!  Please consider donating to her care. Thank you!

Updates

  • Rosie Mae's pins, wires and sutures have been removed finally after two months of healing.  She's doing well, aside from a mild infection, and has been adopted by her foster mom who just couldn't bear to part with her after helping her heal.  We're so thankful we were able to save her life and for the outpouring of support she's received.  Projected medical costs ended up being more than originally anticipated, at $3800. So, we still have a long way to go in covering his costly medical care. Of course, it was all worth it seeing what a precious angel this girl is. 

    April 03, 2018


  • Rosie Mae - then and now:

    Rosie Mae continues to recover well after her major orthopedic surgery to repair what was essentially a shattered leg. She has grown to be a funny, snuggly, loving little girl. She gets along wonderfully with dogs and even mothers the clinic cats at the vet office she frequents (a blind female kitten is her best gal pal during the day). Rosie Mae loves to play with, nest in, and just all round mess with fluffy blankets any way she can. Her blankie is her favorite toy. Oh, and her zoomies are something to see. How a little pit bull/bulldog mix with metal pins inserted into her bones and attached to a frigid external rod can tuck her tail and get the zoomies is truly a joyful thing to see. We're pretty sure her foster mom who's been caring for her since we saved her life after a viscous dog attack is not going to be able to let this precious little lady go. 


    Please help Rosie continue to raise funds for her medical care and send some gifts her way- she would love lots of soft blankets to snuggle and play with while she recovers!


    March 11, 2018


  • Rosie Mae continues to recover well after her major orthopedic surgery to repair what was essentially a shattered leg.  She has grown to be a funny, snuggly, loving little girl.  She gets along wonderfully with dogs and even mothers the clinic cats at the vet office she frequents (a blind female kitties is her best gal pal during the day).  Rosie Mae loves to play with, nest in, and just all round mess with fluffy blankets any way she can.  Her blanky is her favorite toy.  Oh, and her zoomies are something to see.  How a little pit bull/bulldog mix with metal pins inserted into her bones and attached to a frigid external rod can tuck her tail and get the zoomies is truly a joyful thing to see.  We're pretty sure her foster mom who's been caring for her since we saved her life after a viscous dog attack is not going to be able to let this precious little lady go.

    March 09, 2018


  • Rosie Mae completed her major surgery yesterday and will need special attention in order to make a full recovery. She was a wonderful patient and the clinic staff feel head over heals for her. In addition to having her leg repaired with pins attached to a rigid fixator that sits outside of her leg, she also had to have additional oral surgery done to repair another broken tooth and an infection that had started from the original broken canine removed last week. Rosie Mae will need to go back in for additional radiographs in six weeks to ensure she is recovery adequately, and has at least 8-12 weeks of slow healing ahead of her.

    February 09, 2018