Update – Feb. 8. 2017: TATER TOT has successfully recovered from a second septic abdomen surgery and is now known as “The Miracle Dog!” He had a stent placed placed in his colon and in 6-8 weeks, when it is removed, we will better understand the scope of his care needs and will be able to determine what his best forever home will be. Thank you for your patience!
Tater Tot was found tied to a pole in Manhattan on New Years Eve. He was suffering from a severely prolapsed rectum. We scooped him up from our city shelter on New Years Day and immediately rushed him to our emergency animal hospital, The Animal Medical Center, where we he underwent a purse string surgery to put his rectum back inside his body. An ultrasound the following morning revealed internal trauma. He was kept for observation as he continued to spike fevers. On his seventh day of hospitalization a perforation was discovered via a third ultrasound and he underwent emergency surgery to treat his septic abdomen, including the removal of two inches of his colon.
After 12 days, this brave, resilient little Pit Bull was released from the hospital on Jan. 12. He is currently in foster care where he will recover, then be thoroughly evaluated for behavior and temperament in order for us to determine his best home. You can read more about his rescue on New Years Day via our friends at The Dodo here.
Tater Tot is estimated to be 10-12 months old and is approximately 30lbs. He will have ongoing medical needs throughout his life and this will be an important part of finding his adoptive home. We will begin going through adoption applications beginning the week of Jan. 23 and we will update his profile accordingly.