Tater Tot, estimated to be 10-12 months, was left tied to a pole on New Years Eve in New York City. He was suffering from a severely prolapsed rectum and a protruding penis. NYPD Officers brought him to NYC ACC. After seeing a volunteer post his condition, Mr. Bones & Co., a New Hope rescue partner with the Mayors Alliance and the City of New York immediately reached out to ask if we could pick him up. Despite the facility's closure on the New Years day holiday, we showed up hoping someone would open the door. Two hours later, thanks to some compassionate shelter staff who responded to our request despite being closed and/or on their day off, we had this dwarf-sized Pit Bull in our car and headed to our emergency animal hospital, The Animal Medical Center, in Manhattan.
Originally named Buster, once we met him we decided Tater Tot was a more fitting name, given his huge paws, short stubby legs and adorable 28 lb. mashup of what appears to be Pit Bull, Bulldog and Frenchie.
Tater Tot underwent immediate surgery to essentially put his rectum and colon back inside and in place with a purse string procedure. Sadly, an ultrasound the following morning revealed chronic trauma and lesions in his intestine just above his pelvis. It is currently unknown what the cause of this trauma was but instead of stating what can not be known at this point, we are focusing on this little, sweet and shy pup healing. As of tonight, Jan. 4, his third consecutive day of hospitalization, he is eating well, though continues to leak blood and fecal matter. We are hoping to be able to pick him up and place him in foster care by Friday for continued observation and rehabilitation.
We did not anticipate a high cost medical needs pull as out first rescue case of 2017, but when there is a need as great as his, sometimes you just need to charge forward. We are incredibly appreciative of any donation you are able to make. Mr. Bones & Co. is a 501(c)3 animal welfare nonprofit, making your gift tax deductible to the furthest extent allowed by law.
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