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Dog found dumped in bag in New York with mouth taped shut

An injured dog has been found dumped in a black garbage bag in New York with his mouth taped shut.

The shepherd-mix was found late Tuesday night in Brooklyn when a passerby noticed the garbage bag moving and heard heavy breathing. 

NYPD officers immediately responded and cut the bag open to find the injured dog inside with his mouth taped shut.

The dog, who was named Saint Vincent by his rescuers, said he was covered in urine and showed signs of past neglect.

 

The elderly shepherd-mix was found late Tuesday night in Brooklyn when a passerby noticed the garbage bag moving and heard heavy breathing

Saint Vincent had urine scalds all over his body, was barely breathing and was bleeding from the nose when he was found.  

Volunteers with not-for-profit rescue group New York Bully Crew helped the officers transport the injured dog to the VERG emergency animal hospital.

Rescuers estimate that he is about 10 to 12 years old.

Veterinarians immediately treated Saint Vincent with IV fluids, pain medication and antibiotics.

They say he is not currently able to move his hind legs, possibly due to a neurological condition. He is set to undergo an MRI and further treatment for his condition.

‘It is evident that Saint Vincent has bilateral hip dysplasia and he may have some additional spinal issues, which is why we are transferring him to our north location to see a neurologist,’ said Dr Brett Levitzke, medical director of VERG. 

The dog, named Saint Vincent by his rescuers, had his mouth taped shut and was bleeding from his nose when he was cut out of the trash bag

The dog, named Saint Vincent by his rescuers, had his mouth taped shut and was bleeding from his nose when he was cut out of the trash bag

Saint Vincent had urine scalds all over his body, was barely breathing and was bleeding from the nose when he was found

Saint Vincent had urine scalds all over his body, was barely breathing and was bleeding from the nose when he was found

Volunteers with not-for-profit rescue group New York Bully Crew helped the officers transport the injured dog to the VERG emergency animal hospital

Volunteers with not-for-profit rescue group New York Bully Crew helped the officers transport the injured dog to the VERG emergency animal hospital

‘His prognosis is currently guarded, but we are hopeful that he will be able to continue with treatment and recover.’ 

New York Bully Crew have put up a reward to help gather information about the person or people responsible. 

‘Hopefully we can find the savages who did this to him,’ Carla Mohan of New York Bully Crew said.   

‘He was deliberately put there to die. He’s a very large dog… One person couldn’t have done this alone.

‘He was left there to suffocate.’

The New York Bully Crew has taken responsibility for Saint Vincent and is planning to re-home him after he is medically able to be adopted. 

Veterinarians immediately treated Saint Vincent with IV fluids, pain medication and antibiotics

Veterinarians immediately treated Saint Vincent with IV fluids, pain medication and antibiotics

The New York Bully Crew has taken responsibility for Saint Vincent and is planning to re-home him after he is medically able to be adopted

The New York Bully Crew has taken responsibility for Saint Vincent and is planning to re-home him after he is medically able to be adopted

 

 



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