If you are interested in adopting him please see our “How to Adopt” section and come in to meet him.
Cooper looks like a big dog tried to "Tenderize" him by putting a lot of holes into his side. Unfortunately, Cooper ended up with a lot of bad bite wounds that were left untreated by his owners. We don't know what they might have been thinking, but they eventually brought him to animal control to be euthanized rather than taking him to a veterinarian for treatment.
When we first saw Cooper, he looked like a giant cotton ball with a blood-soaked patch on his left rib area, and he was limping on his left front leg. We took Cooper directly to Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic for evaluation and treatment. Once again, Dr. Marguriet came to the rescue for one of our special needs pups. She x-rayed him first (after giving him a shot for his pain) and was relieved to see there no broken bones and that Cooper's lungs were not affected by the deep punctures. Next, Cooper went into surgery to remove all the dead tissue surrounding and in his wounds, add a couple of drains, and then stitch him back together. He doesn't look very pretty right now, but he is in good spirits and eating well. He's taking four medications to fight infection and reduce his pain.
We think Cooper is very lucky to have survived as long as he did, and is now on the road to recovery. He will need to return to see Dr. Marguriet around the first of March to have his sutures removed and get the "all clear" for adoption.
If you can help with his medical expenses by making a tax-deductible donation, Cooper would be eternally grateful!