For nearly her entire life, a lonely, emaciated Boxer spent her life alone; neglected and tethered by a heavy chain. During the summer she sweltered in the oppressive heat of the Chesterfield, South Carolina dirt lot, and in the winter she shivered in the cold, the rain and the sleet. Her filthy coat never grew thick enough to protect her delicate skin; there was barely any food to eat. Her eyes watered and stung – entropion – a condition where her eyelashes turned inward scarring her delicate retinas.
And then it finally happened on Thursday; Clarissa’s miserable life on a short chain in the dirt was over. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC helped. Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the organization couldn’t refuse.
“Can you imagine that is a life? On a short chain in the dirt 24/7? She had no interaction with anything but the cruel elements of nature…,” stated Jackie as her anger boiled over knowing that’s how Clarissa had been forced to live.
Clarissa only weighs 33 pounds – an emaciated Boxer, covered in pressure sores, anemic and ravaged by parasites. When she gains weight and is feeling better, she will undergo surgery for her eyes. Now Clarissa only needs to concentrate on human kindness and care.
More good news … Clarissa’s owners have been charged with animal cruelty, and the other two dogs on the property have also been rescued and are receiving care. To help Rescue Dogs Rock NYC with Clarissa’s veterinary care, donations can be made here. Be the voice for those who cannot speak.
Photos for emaciated Boxer courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.
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