A three-legged dog, in a pitiful state of health, was left to die by the side of a road. According to the non-profit agency, Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, the dog, dubbed “Marigold,” likely would have died if not for the efforts of a good Samaritan who stopped and got her help.
The Tennessee-based rescue organization outlined the neglected and discard dog’s multitude of health issues:
While I am disgusted with the people that passed her by, I am more appalled by her condition. She has had multiple litters of puppies, her nails are beyond redemption, she is bald, emaciated, partially blind, her ear is split in half and you will notice that she is missing a leg. She is dehydrated, her blood chemistry is way out of whack and she is unable to walk at the moment, but the vet thinks she will walk again.
Marigold is recuperating from her ailments at an area veterinary hospital. The rescue agency which has taken her under its wing voiced frustration over the woeful treatment that too many unwanted pets are subjected to:
I am so incredibly tired of the irresponsible and absolutely soulless monsters out there whose solution to an unwanted dog is to dump it as if will stumble into some magical fairy kingdom where it will live out its days with Tinkerbell and the lost boys.
Donations for Marigold’s care can be made to the rescue agency at this link.
(Photos Big Fluffy Dog Rescue)