Dog Hanging on Fence for Two Days Gets Rescued

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A dog who spent two days in the sweltering heat of North Texas with his hind leg caught in a barbed wire fence has been rescued.  He suffered a number of cuts (leading to an infection) and heatstroke, but is now recovering, and will likely be needing a home.

Over the weekend, Dallas firefighters came to the rescue of the dog, named Indy Justice, who was reportedly trapped in the fence for at least two days.

“The fireman says that he carried him a quarter of a mile back to the truck,” DFW Rescue Me said.

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He was badly dehydrated, and EMTs started him on an IV.  A veterinarian determined that he also had heatstroke, in addition to a number of severe cuts all over his body that lead to an infection.  His feet were swollen and bleeding.

Indy Justice is on IV antibiotics and is slowly improving.  He is also receiving hydrotherapy with the hope that his badly wounded hind leg can be saved.  An amputation would cost about $1,500, and even more to save it – but that is the goal.

If you would like to donate towards Indy’s care, please click here.  If you would like to follow his progress, become a fan of DFW Rescue Me’s Facebook page.



11 thoughts on “Dog Hanging on Fence for Two Days Gets Rescued”

  1. Why on earth did it take two days for someone to help this dog? Especially in the Texas heat? People disgust me on a daily basis, kudos to the firefighters for rescuing him. Sharing to FB.

  2. i am just glad the poor dear was rescued – I pray he finds a loving home; please rescue animals even if it means contacting proper authorities if you are unable to do anything yourself – they are so helpless );

  3. I live in Texas, why was he even there to begin with?? It has been so hot, was he not someones pet,were they not missing him?? Thank God he was rescued,I hope he gets a family that DESERVES HIM…. He is beautiful,I know he will make someone a loving pet and family member… Thank you rescuers!!!!!

  4. Anonymous Great Idea! Now if they only do this I sure he would love them all and all will love him. Would be such a HAPPY ENDING!!!!!!!

    • It may have taken two days for the dog to be rescued because it may not have been on a road or street. The firefighter said he carried the dog a quarter of a mile so that must have been as close as they could get the truck. Hope the sweet doggie survives.

  5. Why did it take them two days to find her these idiots do not need a dog to begin with and have her in the hot Texas heat without watching after her is just idiotic I wish the people could be whipped.


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