A dog name Joe encountered a leghold trap near Veguita, NM this spring. When Joe arrived at our vet on Friday he was ripped up from head to tail. Joe underwent three hours of emergency surgery to clean and sew up the bite wounds and sew bottom skin and bone together to reconstruct some sort of jaw for him.

Joe came to Argos Rescue on Friday. It’s gut wrenching to imagine the trauma and pain this boy has gone through. Scrounging for food most likely, at some point Joe came in contact with a baited leg hold trap. He lost most of his lower jaw and suffered awful wounds as other animals attacked him.