Good Samaritan finds a dog tied up and abandoned in a TRASH BAG covered in maggots and with fur so matted it had cut off the blood to his front paws which had to be amputated

  • A dog was found abandoned in a trash bag on the side of a Georgia road Sunday
  • The dog was tied up, covered in maggots and flies with severely matted fur
  • The fur was so matted, he lost his two front paws due to strangulation necrosis
  • Rescue veterinarians named the pup Perci and are nursing him back to health
  • A surgeon removed his front paws and he'll be outfitted with prosthetics
  • His matted fur was shaved and his eyes treated for corneal ulcers
  • Perci is being cared for at Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs in New York City
  • Police are searching for information on the dog's owner  

A dog has been miraculously rescued after it was discovered tied up and abandoned in a trash bag covered in maggots and flies on the side of a Georgia road.

The Atlanta poodle dog, named Perci by medics, was found with his hair so overgrown and matted it cut off blood circulation to his front paws and they had to be amputated. 

After a Good Samaritan found the dog on Sunday, the Fulton County Animal Service shelter was called and Perci was transferred to a facility in New York. From there he was rushed to an emergency veterinarian. 

Video and photos of the dejected 12-pound dog shows his limbs so heavily matted, he could barely walk.  

A dog found abandoned on the side of a road in Georgia has been miraculously rescued after it was discovered tied up in a trash bag covered in maggots and flies on Sunday

A dog found abandoned on the side of a road in Georgia has been miraculously rescued after it was discovered tied up in a trash bag covered in maggots and flies on Sunday

The pup, named Perci by medics, was found in a devastating state with fur so matted it cut off circulation to his paws, rendering them useless

The pup, named Perci by medics, was found in a devastating state with fur so matted it cut off circulation to his paws, rendering them useless

A close up of his limbs shows how matted stumps replaced his paws. Because no blood circulation reached there, his front paws were essentially dead tissue

A close up of his limbs shows how matted stumps replaced his paws. Because no blood circulation reached there, his front paws were essentially dead tissue

'Yesterday, a Good Samaritan spotted a trash bag off of Ralph McGill and Willoughby Way that seemed to be moving. When she untied the bag, she found a little dog covered in maggots and flies, severely matted and in horrible shape,' the LifeLine Animal Project posted on Facebook on Monday. 

Perci has been taken in by Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs in New York City.

'We reached out to our partners at Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs for assistance. They didn't hesitate to help and agreed to take Perci in and cover his medical expenses,' the post added. 

Veterinarians said he lost his two front paws to strangulation necrosis

Veterinarians said he lost his two front paws to strangulation necrosis 

After a Good Samaritan found the dog, the Fulton County Animal Service shelter was called and he was transferred to a facility in New York. From there he was rushed to an emergency veterinarian. A close up of his matted fur and back legs above

After a Good Samaritan found the dog, the Fulton County Animal Service shelter was called and he was transferred to a facility in New York. From there he was rushed to an emergency veterinarian. A close up of his matted fur and back legs above 

The LifeLine Animal Project shared this post on Monday

The LifeLine Animal Project shared this post on Monday

On Monday Perci went under anesthesia to have his head and matted fur shaved off and for testing. 

His two front limbs were not salvageable after they suffered strangulation necrosis from his matted fur, according to Pet Rescue Report, meaning the tissue in paws had died due to no blood supply. 

On Tuesday his front right leg and the end of the stump of his left leg were taken off. 

However, his back legs work just fine and he'll be enrolled in a physical rehabilitation program and will be outfitted with prosthetics.

On Monday Perci went under anesthesia to have his head and matted fur shaved off and for testing. His front paws pictured wrapped up
New look: Perci had all his matted fur shaved off

Rescue and recovery: Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs are sharing updates on Perci's condition. On Monday Perci went under anesthesia to have his head and matted fur shaved off and for testing. His front paws pictured wrapped up

On Tuesday his front two paws were removed and he'll be eventually outfitted with prosthetics

On Tuesday his front two paws were removed and he'll be eventually outfitted with prosthetics

He also had a consultation with an eye specialist to treat corneal ulcers and a putrid mass removed from the back of his head is being tested. 

'Although these pictures are graphic and horrific, he is recovering VERY WELL and is very alert and present,' Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs said on his status.  

'This is one of the worst cases of abuse and neglect we have ever witnessed and we just got the call from the shelter now. This poor animal was found tied in a bag off the road. A driver saw the bag moving and shockingly discovered this this animal unable to walk, panting, caked in feces, maggots, urine, flies, worms etc...' the group posted on Facebook. 

Perci is being cared for at Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs in New York City. They shared this harrowing post to share Perci's devastating condition

Perci is being cared for at Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs in New York City. They shared this harrowing post to share Perci's devastating condition 

'We don't even know if his paws still exist and from the looks and putrid smell of this poor guy, he has been on his own and neglected, dejected and incredibly done wrong,' the post added.  

'His recovery will be very long but this powerhouse of a dog is ready and able and he is strong like bull. Perci is no longer in pain and has began to use his back legs,' they explained in a follow up post.  

'Dr. Lockwood is a 1st class surgeon and certainly gave him 1,000 percent,' they added.  

Police are now searching for information on Perci's owner who abandoned him.  

If you have any information at all about this dog, please contact [email protected] 

 

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Good Samaritan finds a dog tied up and abandoned in a TRASH BAG covered in maggots

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