Victim of bear attack, stray pup struggles to survive


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In Columbus County, North Carolina, an abandoned dog dubbed Frankie wandered the streets in search of food. No one knew where he came from; the young mange-covered pup just showed up one day near an auto repair shop. Frankie bear 2

And on Friday, the unthinkable happened. According to Animal Control, Frankie had been attacked by a bear. His body and skin have been ripped apart; gashes, scrapes and cuts cover his face ears, muzzle and paws. Frankie bear 3 Unfortunately, local shelters do not have the funds for complicated medical procedures. Finding help for the sweet, defenseless dog was the shelter’s priority.  When they called  Rescue Dogs Rock NYC asking for help, co-founder Stacey Silverstein couldn’t say no.

“Frankie is in very rough shape now and we are doing everything medically possible to save his life,” Stacey wrote on the organization’s Facebook page. Frankie bearFrankie bear 4

Frankie’s prognosis is still unknown, but he will never suffer the dangers of the street again nor be treated as yesterday’s trash. To help with his medical expenses, click here or  through Paypal at Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org.

(Photos Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

  1. virginia green
    virginia green says:

    im sorry the dog got attack bye a bear.pray that he will get better soon and find a new safe home after he is healed up.glad you got help for him.

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