Update July 14 6 p.m. Samson came through surgery and is responding well to medication and treatment. He’s expected to return to his foster mom within a few days and his vet is confident he’ll make a complete recovery. Please continue to contact the Union County District Attorney’s Office and demand the maximum penalty be handed down. Stress that NC residents are tired of using their resources to clean up the mess left behind by others because abusers know how lax NC is on animal cruelty.
Update: Please read this page for a further update.
Zach’s Rescue was given permission by law enforcement to release the info of his physical examination. Police will be receiving an official report stating that in the professional opinion of a licensed veterinarian Samson has been abused. In case you haven’t read of Samson being trapped on Wednesday that article can be found by clicking here.
After being tossed with very little food and no water, Samson’s medical examination shows he suffered physical blows to the belly or nearby region, done by a fist or foot or from a violent throw to the ground such as concrete. He has heavy blood in his urine and a horrible urinary tract infection. While his injuries are healing over, his vet saw Samson Thursday afternoon and he’s being kept.
Samson has been hospitalized. After review of x-rays and more physical exams, it was determined Samson has an extremely large bladder stone that is obviously painful. He is dumping heavy traces of blood in the urine and has a painful untreated UTI. He will be prepped for surgery and the rescue will know in the morning how he is doing and when he can come home.
The hospital said Samson is showing signs from the reports of high values of certain enzymes that only occur when an animal has suffered physical blows or trauma. Coupled with the complete exam, Samson’s vet is reporting to the state of North Carolina that he has suffered felonious injury.
Laura Morrison posted the update on Samson’s condition stating
“His foster parent, told us this morning that he’s doing quite well and seems happy and almost playful. He has a foster sibling he’s getting along well with.
He did seem a little lethargic last nite as if he didn’t feel well, he was doing a little bit of heavy breathing but we believe he is on the mend and on the road to recovery.”
Since the veterinarian doesn’t take call-in payments, those wishing to help with Samson’s medical expenses are asked to donate to Zach’s Rescue via PayPal at Gkeach@msn.com or you can send donations to their home office at 5322 Lancelot Drive, Charlotte, NC 28270. His surgery will be around $800 and an estimated $1,400 will be needed as he continues his journey back to good health.
Please contact the Union County District Attorney’s Office at 704-698-3110 if you’d like to see Raymond get the maximum penalty allowed under NC law.
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