‘Community dog’ covered in maggots and open wounds rescued by NYC organization

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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.Buddy NYC 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 NYC3

“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 NYC 2

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.

Posted by Selena Marcum on Monday, August 22, 2016


Rescue Dogs Rock NYC desperately need donations towards his urgent medical care.  Paypal is donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.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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7 replies
  1. Maureen Oleary says:

    This is about a dog that the community said they were feeding . This sad story about this poor dog is terrible,
    How this dog could have survived is beyond belief. Covered in cuts and sores all over his body, every part was
    Covered in open cuts and sores, the vet. Said that this is the worst case he’s seen. The dog was completely covered in maggots every where even coming out of his anus. They had barrier themselfs so deep in his sores
    That he was in terrible pain. I looked at him and cried.poor baby looked like he had been in a meat grinder.
    I pray he doesnt feel to much pain, that he will heal fast, get stronger, and finds a loving home. So Sad.

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    Rescue Dogs Rock NYC to the rescue again, Bless them! praying Buddy recovers quickly and gets the loving home he so deserves.

  3. Mongoose218 says:

    This reminds me more of the story of Wolfy, the dog from a small town in Washington State, called Bucoda…….after this owner died over 7 years ago, Wolfy became a “town dog”, he roamed the town, subsisting on scraps….never saw a vet, slept outdoors in all weather, was injured and his injuries ignored…….

    A well meaning dog lover came to Bucoda and saw Wolfy, and talked to the police and mayor about him…..(there was no animal control entity……) she was told essentially “we don’t tell people how to take care of their dogs here”…….the owner’s adult son, afraid he would be prosecuted for animal cruelty, then took the dog out to the desert and shot him and left him to die….several hours of suffering before he died……a Necropsy showed how underweight he was, showed all his untreated injuries, and he even had ROCKS in his stomach, which hunger had forced him to eat…..

    Necropsy photos show Bucoda dog suffered unfathomable abuse | Seattle DogSpot

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    The trial has been postponed now several times: Trial in Case of Abused Dog in Bucoda Postponed Again

    Trial in Case of Abused Dog in Bucoda Postponed Again
    After a status hearing in Thurston County Superior Court on Wednesday, the trials of two defendants in an animal cruelty case have been postponed again.

    It is still up in the air……the thing is, the dog lover should have GRABBED him and gotten him to safety……instead small town rumor went directly back to his “owner” and so he was killed.

    • Barkley's Mom says:

      I remember the story of Wolfy. They didn’t care how the owner took care of Wolfy, and I highly doubt they will care that he killed him in this manor! Scum, is all they are!


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