VERG-South Treats Dog After Being Struck By Vehicle and Seeks Owners
Bandy, an 8 to 10-year-old male American Staffordshire Terrier mix, was found last week near the Coney Island Boardwalk after reportedly being struck by a vehicle. Luckily, he was rescued and brought to VERG where he is currently receiving daily supportive care for his sustained injuries.
According to VERG, Bandy’s accident caused injuries to his left forelimb, pulmonary contusions and two deep wounds located on his left shoulder and pectoral muscle. Bandy is now in fair condition thanks to the VERG staff and Dr. Kristin Coleman, a surgeon at VERG who evaluated the canine and oversees his daily IV fluids, wound care and pain management.
While VERG continues to nurse Bandy back to health, the specialty and emergency hospital is also focused on reuniting the animal with his family as his microchip information is not current.
“When Bandy was brought into our hospital, he was in rough shape with contusions, lacerations and other injuries,” said Dr. Brett Levitzke, chief medical officer of VERG. “We are seeking the public’s help in finding Bandy’s owners and reuniting them with their pet.”
Anyone with information about Bandy or his owners is urged to contact VERG at (718)-677-6700 or visit www.verg-brooklyn.com/contact-us/. More information on Bandy’s rescue and care can also be found here.
For those who are interested in donating to Bandy’s treatment and other animals’ like him, please visit Positive Tails, a nonprofit that funds medical care for abused and displaced animals in New York.