We rescued 3 year old Roscoe from Syracuse, NY. He was taken in by the city as a cruelty case. After his horrific injuries had been initially attended to by an ER vet Roscoe found himself sitting on death row. We pulled him to safety and he is now a member of our rescue.
Roscoe has suffered unimaginable acts of cruelty. Horrifyingly, just last month Roscoe lost his eyesight after his former owner allegedly beat him blind with a two-by-four. He has been starved and tortured for the past two years of his three year life as is evident to by his old and new fractures. While he is physically forever changed due to the abuse Roscoe’s spirit remains unbroken.
His former owner Patrick Frender has only been charged with 2 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty, because sadly this is what the law allows. Frender was given an appearance ticket to appear in Court on June 20 and is currently a free man. Under the current law, Patrick Frender faces a maximum of 1 year in jail.
As far as a medical update on our boy, we have a very important medical assessment coming up. This test will determine if his eyes are candidates for a costly (but worth every penny) surgery that is said to have the possibility of RESTORING HIS SIGHT close to 90%!!!
Now again, this is not guaranteed, but we are praying like you can't imagine that his damage isn't such that will preclude him from this sight-saving surgery.
Please everyone join us and keep Roscoe in your thoughts leading up to his initial assessment procedure. Please stay tuned and thank you for your continued support.