Dog with swollen neck caused by 6 pound chain
A 1-year-old pit bull, Roxanne, with a swollen neck from a 6 lbs. chain, was discovered roaming around South Carolina.
It is still unclear how long Roxanne has had the chain wrapped around her neck, but do to the tightness she developed a swollen neck from dragging it around. The pit bull only weighed about 50 lbs. when found.
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, a rescue shelter, found out about Roxanne and was disturbed by what she was going through. They took her in and rushed her to their vet partner to get rid of her metal burden.
Cutting the chain off was not going to be easy. It was very thick so heavy bolt cutters were brought in to help remove it. Once the chain was removed, Roxanne was quickly taken to emergency surgery.
Even though the chain was gone, its damage was still there. The chain that had caused the swollen neck had already cut into Roxanne and she was still in a serious condition. The hospital was worried that she would bleed out at any time. But this brave fighter pulled through.
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A picture of Roxanne right after her surgery. She is now set free from the chain that was injuring her. See pictures on the next page of how she looks when all of the swelling goes down.