Roxanne is a 1-year-old pit bull who was found wandering around Columbia, South Carolina, all by herself.
She had a 6-pound chain wrapped tightly around her neck, and her head was terribly swollen from having to drag it around.
When Rescue Dogs Rock NYC heard about Roxanne, they were shocked when the chain weighed more than 10% of her body weight- Roxanne was only 50 pounds.
The group immediately took Roxanne and rushed her to a vet in South Carolina. Doctors worked tirelessly to remove the chain from Roxanne’s neck- having to cut it off resulting in heavy bolt cutters.
Once the chain was off, Roxanne was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery.
While doctors were worried that Roxanne would bleed out, after her neck was cut open and exposed from the chain, she somehow pulled through.
Roxanne is now recovering at the vet, and her swelling in her head has gone down completely and back to a normal size.
She’s still emaciated but is becoming healthier and healthier every day.
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