Injured dog suffocating from collapsed lung saved

 In Blog, Hurt to Healed

The young men who take care of street dog Tony anxiously pointed the way into a dark store room where Tony was hiding. When our team arrived, one of the boys asked the rescuers “Will he live?” It was one of the worst injuries we’d ever seen, but we told him we would try our best to save him. Tony stood very still, probably terrified by his inability to breath properly. We could hear the air coming out of the hole in his side.

This is a video about the real meaning of “emergency” because without immediate emergency surgery, Tony would have likely died within just a couple of hours. After Tony was started on oxygen and sedated, our vet closed the hole puncturing his chest wall, and then inserted a tube to remove the air filling the space around his lungs that had caused them to collapse, so that his lungs could expand and he could breath normally again.

The wound was very dirty and needed to be thoroughly cleaned before we could suture it all back together.

The result? Watch for yourself as Tony, fully healed, lightens up your screen.

Ambulance. Medical equipment. Expertise. Love. Please donate for street animal rescue in India.

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  • A Roberts

    Simply Amazing recovery. Thank YOU all at Animal Aid for this and all the other truly wonderful rescues and work that you do. Happy New Year to you all.

  • Angela Young

    OMG, this rescue was amazing considering Tony’s serious injury. The surgery was horrific to watch but it shows the wonderful and miraculous work of your vets. I just donated to kick off the New Year in honor of Tony’s rescue.

    Happy New Year to all the rescued animals and staff at Animal Aid Unlimited !!!

  • Susanne Kreibich

    The only comment possible is : THANK YOU!
    You are marvelous

  • valerie sumner

    And Angels walk with you, and I have heard Angels when I found a young mare dying with cardiac arrest, I massaged her heart from outside her body and thumped hard on her sternum to restart her heart,while my Father moved her forelegs back and forward as if waling to raise and lower her diaphfram, I gave her nose to mouth resuscitation, I managed with GODS help to restart her heart, she lived she was not mine but the gipsies filly. I heard an Angel say “GO ON I AM WITH YOU”

  • louisa byrd

    Thank you so much for saving Tony’s life. He is beautiful. What an awesome ending. God bless you all. Love you.😊❀

  • Linda Kruger

    I love you guys you all have a healthy and prosperous new year. What you do for animals is getting you so much good karma you will be all bodisattva’s and teach with your wisdom. Those of us away from India can only watch and donate
    love always

  • maggie geddes

    Thank you for all the amazing work you do at AAU. You are my heroes. I will donate again soon.

  • Fiona Ingram

    Unbelievable that Tony was able to recover, but seeing the vet in action, it was soon clear Tony was in excellent hands. Thank you for saving him!

  • Trine BjΓΈrn Petersen

    Well done 🀩 Amazing people you Are…

  • Annette Siegl

    You never stop to amaze me! πŸ™‚ Elsewhere they would have euthanized him, but you give him a new life. A Happy New Year 2018 to Animal Aid and that you may be able to help and rescue many more animals.

  • Wendy

    I’ve watched many of these but this one is the first that really shocked me. How terrible for the poor dog to suffer through that, and how amazing that he was saved! The $10 I give per month is not much as I am not very wealthy but I am so proud that I helped poor Tony!

  • Ctk

    You all are amazing for what you do !! I pray ever night for rescue organizations like yourselves..You all are truly an inspiration !! Thank you..simply thank you..

  • Karan Singh

    Sir I love all animals so i want join your trust

  • Akt Animations

    THANK YOU,–YOU BOOTYFUL BEANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LaQuita Gentry

    I am so, so pleased to be a donating member of Animal Aid to help you go out to rescue these poor babies from the agony and pain that they suffer in that country. Even though it is very difficult to see the condition they are in when rescued, it is a happy feeling in my heart to see the videos of the wonderful people that rescue them and the doctor and assistants that make them whole and happy again. Thank you, thank you, thank you for caring.

  • Elizabeth Bennett

    Incredible work by the rescue team and veterinarian! Tony is so lucky he had people who cared about him and knew to call Animal Aid. What a beautiful boy and story!

  • frances

    All worth saving for, seeing how alive and happy they are because AAU India cared for them! Hooray!

  • Molly Martino

    Amazing animal saves!! You are all so wonderful!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Dan

    Your all doing excellent work in India…… keep up the good work! hats off too all the staff as well

    Lots of love from the UK πŸ™‚

  • Chintan

    Hello sir

    My self chintan
    From surat
    Gujarat

    Many time i saw dead bodies of an animals on roads highways…

    Its feel very bad.

    Have to do something voluntery

    Plz guide me.

    In my village no any animal hospital or other facility.

  • cook

    you do such fantastic work.

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