We received an urgent plea to help save Meaty who came into the shelter in heart-breaking condition.
A careless owner dumped Meaty, paralyzed, at the shelter. Second Chance Rescue NYC received an urgent plea to save Meaty. The surgery that Meaty would need was time-sensitive, and they had to beat the clock should he have any chance of recovering.
Without hesitation, a current foster got in her car and drove to save Meaty four hours away in order to rush him to the vet.
Once Meaty and his foster arrived at the emergency vet at 3 am, the x-rays he received were inconclusive. TAn MRI, CT-scan, and dye tests reveal that Meaty has a chronic compressed/herniated L1-L2 disc. However, his tail can still wag, he can eliminate on his own, and he has very limited, deep pain sensation in his rear legs. Therefore, he is not a candidate for surgery. However, Second Chance does not want to immediately put him in a wheelchair. They are waiting for a call back from their rehab partners at Water4Dogs NYC to see if they will accept Meaty into their therapy program. If accepted, Meaty would be transported ASAP. Second Chance Rescue hopes to have the same success with Meaty that they did with Bug and Bartholomew (now success stories), but only time will tell. The pain of the past will not stop Meaty. In fact, as of today, a star is born; his name is Meaty Starz. Welcome to Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs Meaty Starz-- you matter! Please donate to help Meaty with the intensive rehab sponsorship program he so desperately needs. You can also purchases gifts from his wishlist to support his recovery.