In Logan, West Virginia, four-year-old Buddy finally has someone to care about him. Labeled the “community dog” which meant he may have been someone’s special pup at one time, but likely had been dumped, and for too long, Buddy had survived by the kindness of neighbors who made sure he had food. Sadly, no one ever reached out to treat his injuries, and as his open sores became infected, it wasn’t long before his suffering prompted someone to finally call Animal Services.
When Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC was called upon to help, she couldn’t refuse.
“Buddy reminded us so much of our precious Louie, that we immediately knew we had to step up and take him into our rescue. Just like poor Louie, Buddy was found wandering around covered in hundreds, if not thousands of maggots, all over his poor red, sore infested, infected body. It’s really sickening. The maggots were coming out everywhere, even his anus What are the odds of having 2 dogs this month found in this disgusting condition?,” Jackie wrote to followers on the organization’s Facebook page.
Tragically, Buddy’s physical condition tells the same heartbreaking story of a dog no one wanted-just like Louie. Upon arrival at the organization’s partner veterinarian hospital, Buddy’s body crawled with thousands of maggots and fleas; such as the staff had never seen before. The maggots had burrowed into every sore; into his bright red burning flesh invading every inch of his weakened body.
Buddy only weighs 60 pounds. He has been cleaned up, but the pain and discomfort this dog has endured is heartbreaking. He is now on his way, via private transport, to New York City and is expected to arrive this evening. The extent of his injuries are currently unknown, but he is extremely weak. Hopefully with the finest veterinarian care, Buddy will survive and soon look forward to a charmed life.
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC desperately need donations towards his urgent medical care. Paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org or click here. Checks can be mailed to RDR NYC, PO Box 101, NY, NY 10028.
Read the previous story of Louie here.
(Photos Selena Marcum and Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)
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