ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – After hearing about Deniro earlier this year, local artist Mike Trash says the pup’s story touched him. As a musician, he wasn’t sure how to help abused animals like Deniro, but he knew he had a talent for rock and roll and a show was coming.
“I reached out to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, to Marguerite, and asked if that was cool and we just want to help raise money, not just for Deniro, but for future situations so that this could help other animals like they are mistreated and neglected. says Trash.
The concert, featuring several local bands, took over the Fuze Box on Central Avenue in Albany on Saturday night. All proceeds from the event will go directly to Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in Menands.
“This is just a little thing that we’re doing, but we hope it gets bigger and we also hope that people start to love their animals more and hopefully nothing like this will happen again,” said Gus Hais, whose band played. at the concert.
Deniro de Rottweiler was found crying for help on a cold February morning by a Good Samaritan who traced the cries back to a box on the streets of Troy. The dog was then taken to MHHS where they found the puppy had a broken jaw, discolored and drooping tongue and blood all over his coat.
It was a long road to recovery from there. Deniro underwent four-hour surgery on his jaw just days after he was found, which required vets to put plates on both sides of his jaw with seven screws on the right and eight on the left.
Most recently, on March 24, MHHS’s Marguerite Pearson said Deniro is growing rapidly and is waiting for his next surgery to have those plates removed in his mouth. Meanwhile, the police have tracked down his alleged abuser.
In late February, Trojan police arrested Khadijah Davis, 34, of Troy, and charged her with Section 353 of the NYS Agriculture & Markets Law for the abuse. Davis later missed her scheduled court appearance for the case and had her court date rescheduled. Nothing is known about her conviction.
According to Mohawk Hudson, “Deniro continues to grow and thrive in foster care. He loves his foster family and his foster brother. Medically, his vet hasn’t determined whether he should have the hardware in his mouth removed or not… We are extremely grateful for all the love and support our community has shown him.”