Every pet deserves a loving & caring home
Jordan was found by LA on Cloud 9 during a street mission by LAC9’s Street Team Soldiers
Jordan’s story challenges a lot of what we believe of what we believe is the human capacity for love. Certainly we live in a world full of compassion. But sometimes, we come across a story like this one.
Jordan was found at the bottom of the riverbed in Watts by volunteers of LA on Cloud 9. Led by the founder, Claudia Perez, a member of the group spotted the young dog. When it started moving, they all were shocked. They all were horrified by the scene and saddened to see that it looked injured as well as sick.
Knowing that we could not help all on our own, we called Hope for Paws. This was a special case. This dog needed a tremendous amount of care.
Then we learned more about the backstory. A mentally ill man, angered by the dogs apparent illness of mange, cut off his right hind leg then strangled Jordan until he passed out. Believing he was dead, he placed the dog in a bag, tied it and threw him 30 feet down into the L.A. River.
Two days later, when LA on Cloud 9 arrived at the scene, you could see Jordan, visibly ill and injured from any yards away. With no protection from the elements, no food and no one to care for Jordan, he clung to life.
Here are some pictures from the scene taken by a board member of LA on Cloud 9
CAUTION, GRAPHIC IMAGES
February 6, 2015:
First I want to assure you that we are working with the police on this case, we’re submitting evidence, and hopefully the person who did this will be punished!
Jordan continues to recover slowly. He just got another medicated bath to help treat his mange, and it really makes him feel better.
Because of the infections in his body, and because he is anemic (low red blood cell count), we needed to postpone the surgery.
Laila, a dog who we rescued a few days ago volunteered to donate some of her blood to help little Jordan (picture at the bottom left corner). We did two blood transfusions, and we continue to medicate him with antibiotics and pain meds.
He now lifts his head up, looks around, he is eating well, and I hope that next week he will get to go to his foster home.
It is so amazing that this little kid is only 7 months old, and loves human contact so much; all I have to do is reach to him, and he rests his head in the palm of my hand.
Tomorrow I’ll post photos from his surgery (it may be a little rough to watch, but it is just a part of the process, and I want to share every step with you guys as you are supporting this effort financially with your donations). I really appreciate the toys and beds you sent for him… I can’t wait for him to learn how to play with a toy.
– Message from Eldad Hagar of Hope for Paws / Facebook
February 9, 2015:
Jordan’s surgery was successful! The surgeon had to remove Jordan’s leg completely (femur, tibia & fibula). The yellow arrow points at an installation that enables the doctor to inject medication directly to the location where his leg was amputated in order to keep the area numb and painless.
During surgery he was also neutered, one baby tooth that never fell out was removed, and he was also microchipped.
The picture of the leg was taken for the police, and we were actually asked by the detective to keep it in the freezer for evidence.
Jordan is now resting comfortably, and in a few days he will get to go to his foster home which is always a much better healing environment.
Please visit a local rescue this weekend and offer to become a foster parent / family.
February 10, 2015:
Jordan is feeling better and I hope that in a couple of days the doctor will allow him to go to his foster home.