I received a telephone call… voices shouting, the dog has a terrible injury they say. I ask again, I need some details. The caller can’t speak through the tears.
I jump in the car and drive towards a remote location on the hills, and then I see him. Tied to a tree, whimpering and clearly in shock, a woman sits right beside him, crying. She has already given him a name.. Julian.
Julian can barely move, from his chest hang the remains of what was once his left leg. The tissue is rotten, bones are exposed and detached from the flesh and hang connected to the body only by a dried up strip of dead skin and fat covered in mud.
He looks at me straight in the eye. I´m trying to look for an explanation for his brutal injury, it could have been a trap, but then I realise there are several strips of metal protruding from his body. Julian was shot at close range, the killer was aiming for the heart.
Julian must have spent over a week roaming through the fields trying to keep his mind away from the pain, trying in vain to find something to eat and drink. By the time he laid down under that tree he had given up and was ready to die.
In shock, Julian didn´t make a sound during the drive to the hospital. Right now the priority is to stabilise him, to improve his anemia levels and control the infection that is quickly spreading through his body and sending him into violent convulsions.
Please watch this video, see the horror Julian is going through.
UPDATE 27 MAY: JULIAN´S CONDITION IS CRITICAL. He is in intensive care around the clock. His bloodtest is absolutely terrible. His levels of anemia means it´s impossible for him to be sedated to perform deeper cures. JULIAN IS EXPERIENCING MUSCLE SPAMS.
Julian´s body is completely rigid, like a stone, differential diagnosis indicate he is affected by TETANUS.
Julian is an Extreme Rescue, to save him we are going to need the work of an extraordinary medical team and the support of our incredible rescue community.
Julian won´t survive without you.
Please, if you can, Please DONATE and help us save his life.
Update: Julian continues his fight against tetanus. He, without a doubt, one of the bravest dogs we´ve ever met…
UPDATE 29 of June
Weeks ago I made a promise. I promised you we would do everything within our power to give Julian the life he deserved. To help Julian smile, love and RUN again…
This is us fulfilling a promise. THIS IS US GIVING JULIAN WINGS!
Update 30th August…
And this is how an story ends and a new one begins… Long life JULIAN THE GREAT!!!
and this is just the beginning…
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