Eldad Hagar and Loreta Frankonyte, the founders of Hope for Paws who have made a name for themselves around animal lovers all across the country because of their dedication towards animals in need of help, got a call recently about a Golden Retriever that was lying unresponsive near some bushes.
The poor animal whom they named Antonio was looking at Eldad and Loreta with confusion. He didn’t have any visible trauma, but he was scared and refused any food, so they knew something was really wrong.
They brought Antonio to the hospital where they were told the dog suffered life-threatening injuries after he was severely kicked by someone.
“Dr. Pedraza told us that looking at the ultrasound images, it looks like he was kicked really hard,” Hagar wrote on YouTube. “He didn’t believe that the dog was hit by a car because there were no signs of that – no road rash, no broken bones, no visible trauma that is always present in cases where dogs are hit by cars… it was a hit that injured his liver and spleen.”
“Because of the injury, Antonio was bleeding internally, and the doctor told us that if we didn’t get to him that day, he would have bled internally and would have died within hours,” Hagar continued.
Sadly, Antonio’s spleen had to be removed, but he recovered just perfectly. Before he found his forever home wit a family that loves him to the moon and back, he got to spend some quality time with his pals at The Little Red Dog animal rescue.
Take a look at the whole story in the video below.
Story Source: Online
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