Tiny Pitbull Puppy Gets New Life After Being Found Hanging From A Pole In Harlem

March 15, 2017

Holidog Times reports that on New Year’s Eve last year, in Harlem, New York, a shelter welcomed a brand new puppy who was found in a very alarming state, reports The Dodo. He was tied to a pole suffering from severe injuries, including a rectal prolapse.

The Pitbull was estimated to be between 10 and 12 months old, and was suffering enormously. But luckily, Elli Frank, who is the director of the association  Mr. Bones and Co., refused to abandon the terrified puppy on this special night.

Her own shelter had no more space for another animal, so Elli transported the puppy to another Harlem shelter as soon as she saw this photo on the internet.

She said:

I needed to do this. I think this dog’s urgency spoke for itself. I had to carry him like a baby. He couldn’t sit down in my car.

Tater Tot, as he was later named, was so badly injured and no-one knew who hurt him, but one thing was sure – it was definitely inflicted injuries. However, despite his pain and suffering, he endured and proved himself to be patient and kind with his rescuer.

An ultrasound revealed further internal injuries, and Tater Tot was also suffering from orthopedic problems in his front paws, which were so advanced that the vets suspected a case of dwarfism.

All the pup’s medical bills were covered thanks to a wonderful group effort. Elli explained:

We’ve never, ever, ever had the community come together like this for a dog so quickly. We’re lucky if we raise half of what a dog’s medical costs are.

Elli concluded:

He’s got the body of an English bulldog, a head the size of a pit bull, with the same features of a pit bull, and the eyes of a French bulldog. He’s something magical.

You can follow the adorable Tater Tot’s adventures on the shelter’s Facebook page. You can also click here to make a donation to this wonderful team.

If you live in England, you can visit the RSPCA, and if you live in the United States, you can visit the ASPCA to get more information about pets available for adoption.

Tens of thousands of dogs and cats end up in shelters each year, either due to neglect, abuse or abandonment. Consider adopting before you shop, and visit your local shelters before going to a breeder. Every dog and cat deserves a fair chance at a forever home.

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