Abuse rips our hearts apart: Skeletal and abused dog wags her tail when rescued

Every dog has a story; some are sadder than others, but  Valerie’s abuse and starvation ripped apart the hearts of rescuers who were in charge of transporting the skeletal dog to New York City on Monday. Rescued from BARCS (Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter), the emaciated dog had been found wandering the streets as a stray.

“It’s a wonder she was standing for these photos as there is nothing to her,” Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC wrote on the organization’s Facebook page introducing Pit Bull Awareness Month. “She’s 24 pounds and just a skeleton. How long did she have before she succumbed to the torture and dropped dead?”

Valerie has been transferred to the rescue organization’s partner emergency veterinarian where the friendly and forgiving pup is receiving life saving treatment.

October has been designated as National Pit Bull Awareness Month; intended to help change the perceptions of the American Pit Bull Terrier and “pit bull type dogs.” It is hoped we can correct false information and help to advocate for these dogs. We are their voice. Check out the photos of Valerie and how her calm disposition in spite of the abuse, neglect and mistreatment she must have endured.

Never again will Valerie have to worry about starving or wandering the streets. This the face of a rescued dog.

Get well soon Valerie. To donate to her care:

PayPal: donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org
Website: www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/
Mail:
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC
PO Box 101
Gracie Station
New York, NY 10028

Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.

(Photos of skeletal Valerie courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)


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8 replies
  1. Gizmos Mommy says:

    Dogs are such magnificent creatures and they are far better than I am. They can forgive when somebody abuses them or purposely starves them. As a child I was starved by my mother’s boyfriend for crimes that I could only guess. I was 11 years old and starvation was used as a punishment every couple of days. Most of the time it was a one-day starvation, but many times it was two, three, or more days without anything to eat. I can’t forgive the person who did that to me. That’s why I believe dogs are far better than I am because they can forgive.

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  2. Nancy Raymond says:

    And again, if not for Rescue Dogs Rock NYC Valerie would be dead – I am a huge advocate for Pit Bulls who are wonderful loving dogs – they do not deserve the fallacy that they are dangerous – the ONLY species that is dangerous is HUMAN. I truly hope Valerie fully recovers and gets the safe loving home she surely never had.

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  3. Alisa clark says:

    If humans had a tiny bit of compassion and love and forgiveness like animals do the world would be a much better place. God bless all the people that is helping Valerie my thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone .

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  4. Adrienne says:

    Another rescued dog by RDR of NYC. Valerie is in the best hands and look forward to her healing and eventual adoption into a loving family.

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  5. Red says:

    UNTIL ONE HAS LOVED AN ANIMAL, PART OF ONE’S SOUL REMAINS UNAWAKENED.

    ONLY A TRUE ANIMAL LOVER CAN UNDERSTAND THE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE OF AN ANIMAL.

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