UPDATE – February 11th
Roadrunner has officially been adopted by his foster family!
UPDATE – December 12th
Roadrunner continues to thrive in his foster home and his healing is going well. He had to have a plate put in his leg to fix his fractured pelvis. He received hydro-therapy treatment to help him regain strength in his back leg. The Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney’s office filed charges this week against Roadrunner’s former owner. To find out more, here is the report by Fox 4 Kansas City.
November 12, 2014
The image is graphic – but this is a story of incredible survival and hope. Roadrunner, a Tibetan Spaniel, arrived in critical condition at KC Pet Project on Sunday night. He was a victim of unspeakable cruelty – one of the worst cases we’ve ever seen. Roadrunner was strangled and beaten by his owner, who lived in an apartment complex in Kansas City, then thrown off a 3rd floor balcony and left for dead.
Witnesses called Kansas City, MO animal control who responded to the scene and brought the little dog to our shelter. Our veterinary staff recognized the critical nature of his injuries and rushed him to Blue Pearl Veterinary Hospital for emergency care. Unfortunately, due to severe facial trauma, his eyes could not be saved and he underwent surgery yesterday to remove both of his eyes.
Roadrunner is now resting comfortably today in a loving foster home. He will need additional medical care and therapy to adapt in a world without his sight. Everyone who’s met him said he is a sweet little dog who just wants to be loved and is happiest in your lap.
In the past year alone, KC Pet Project has received over 470 animals at our shelter as a result of cruelty or neglect in Kansas City, MO. Please help us raise needed funds for Roadrunner’s surgeries and ongoing medical care by donating today to the KC Pet Project medical fund.
Please designate your donation to “Roadrunner.” Your tax deductible gift supports the lifesaving work we do every day for injured and ill animals from our community. Please share Roadrunner’s heartbreaking story as an incredible story of survival – one that needs to be told.