Found roaming the streets of Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, Quincy is another tragic tale of the plight of a shelter dog thrown away by his heartless owner as if he was an old couch. Had it not been for a Good Samaritan who called the animal shelter for help, the skeletal dog would have closed his eyes in one final breath – a gentle, sentient being left to wither and die when he was no longer wanted.
When found, Quincy had been wearing his collar with identification information. Full of hope that his family had been worried about their dog, shelter staff quickly called the dog’s owner. Yes, Quincy had been missing for over a week, but the callous reply that followed just shattered hearts of even the most stoic shelter staff:
“No thanks. We don’t want him back!”
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC have stepped up to help Quincy who was reported to be in critical condition. His coat is completely matted, but beneath it all every rib sticks through the skeletal dog’s loosely draped skin; he has suffered tremendously while fighting the dropping temperatures with no shelter, food or water.
“Our hearts are shattered right now,” stated Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the rescue organization. “Quincy is a skeleton and he looks so sad, so weak and so defeated. Our hearts are shattered. This is so unfair.”
On Tuesday evening, Quincy was rushed to the emergency veterinarian hospital where he remains in critical condition. Donations are needed to continue helping these critical cases. Click here to donate, or PayPal Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org.
Watch Quincy’s heartbreaking video here: