Abandoned and left to die in an orange grove in South Texas, Cara’s days were numbered. The emaciated dog had been dying a slow, painful death, and no one cared- that is until a Good Samaritan spotted her and could not turn her back on a life who had not a single prospect for survival.
“We saw the photos and videos, and we just could not stand back and not help poor Cara,” posted Rescue Dogs Rock NYC co-founder Stacey Silverstein, on the organization’s Facebook page Monday evening. “We agreed to help Cara and her rescuers went back for her.”
When rescued, Cara had wire wrapped around her body and collar. It appeared she had been chained at some point before she likely had been dumped in the open field and left to die. Suffering from serious skin issues including welts and scabs all over her body, she was filthy with a sickening infestation of fleas and ticks. For most of her life, Cara had obviously been neglected and when she was no longer useful as a recent breeding machine, had been thrown away like trash.
“But Cara fights through her pain and just wants the love of humans, even after suffering at the hands of evil,” Stacey added. “It amazes us as how dogs have such forgiveness in their hearts. Humans could learn so very much from these innocent souls.”
On Tuesday morning, Cara was transported to the organization’s San Antonio vet partner for life saving medical care. Besides her skin issues, the dog also suffers from anemia, related tick diseases and dehydration. Her treatment will address all of her medical needs.
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(Photos and videos of dog left to die in orange grove courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)
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