Abandoned dog, ‘Zena’ refused to be touched until she could no longer run

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For two weeks, would be rescuers tried everything to capture Zena, but the terribly neglected dog no longer trusted any humans, and with all her natural instincts and wit, eluded even the kindest gestures of food offerings. That is – until one day when the dog was too weak, too hungry and too sick to resist anyone’s efforts. In the city of Burleson, Texas – on a quiet street – Zena fell off of her legs and just curled herself into a ball; waiting for death to finally relieve her of her suffering. zena-rdr-2

And then on Wednesday night as the temperatures dipped below freezing, the abandoned pup, who once had a home but no longer remembered, didn’t move.

“She laid there for whomever wanted her could take her. She just gave up. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC has picked her up,”  Stacy Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC updated animal advocates following the dog’s heartbreaking story on Facebook.zena-rdr-3

Zena has been rushed to the organization’s partner veterinary hospital where she is now receiving life saving medical care.

Photos courtesy of Leslie Ysuhuaylas and Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.

Please donate via PayPal at donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or mail to RDR NYC, PO Box 101, NY, NY 10028





Check out Zena’s video. Who could have been so mean as to allow this to have happened to this poor, defenseless dog?

Posted by Leslie Ysuhuaylas on Thursday, December 22, 2016

20 replies
  1. Melissa binder says:

    This is heartbreaking to see this poor dog is terrified as humans have been so cruel and he has lost all trust in us. I would like to see how she is doing can you pls update us on his condition. I would also love to help but it’s Christmas now so money is tight but in a weeks time when I get some money I will love to donate

  2. Jo Ann says:

    I pray for a speedy and complete recovery for Zena. She deserves a secobd chance at a great life and I know you can provide that. Hang tough Zena.

  3. Vu says:

    This just breaks my heart. I don’t know how people can be so cruel. I adopted a dog this year and she brings me and my family so much joy. Praying for this sweet dog. YOU came this far keep fighting baby so you can get better…

  4. Karen says:

    There are no words to describe the sadness felt from this video. She is shaking in fear and suffering. No living being should experience this neglect and abuse. Thank you for saving her. Please help her heal in every way. Poor baby!

  5. Diane Hall says:

    That I should soooo sick!!!I hope who ever was the owner…gets some time in jail!!! Or the shit knotted out of them!!!!!!

  6. Cherryl Gallo-Trapolsi says:

    I will follow this story…I truly hope this is followed up on. Az in an abuse investigation. Sad dog…but to the relentless rescuerz THANK U 4 SIMPLY GIVING a damn! ????????????

  7. vicki hood says:

    This poor baby will do a 180 and be the finest friend a person could have. She is so depleted and sore because she never had anyone that cared. She is exactly the right dog for someone who has kindness for her. She will turn into absolute devotion.


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