In Columbia, South Carolina, a 3-month-old neglected puppy literally rubbed the skin off of his face and body desperately trying to assuage the pain of mange covering nearly his entire body. At the local shelter, poor little Kirby’s blood could be seen on the walls and floor of his kennel cage as he continued to rub and rub.
On Tuesday, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC received a desperate plea to help the 15-pound puppy thought to be a bulldog. Although he looked a mess and felt just as lousy, he still wagged his tail and wanted and waited to be loved.
“Can you help? 3-month-old neglected puppy at City of Columbia shelter is covered in mange. He has rubbed his face to where the skin has pulled off, along with the skin on his chest and legs. He is in pain but as sweet as possible,” came the email message to Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the rescue organization.
Of course, Jackie wouldn’t say no, and Kirby has been successfully transferred to the organization’s partner veterinarian where he is now being treated and finally alleviated of the constant itching and pain associated with pure neglect.
“Why why why would anyone watch him get to this state? He’s a baby, only 3 months old,” stated Jackie who stated puppies are especially difficult to see suffering.
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Photos of 3-month-old neglected puppy courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC
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