A tiny puppy, barely able to figure out “what is what” in a lonely world was found lying in the grass bleeding from his head by a Good Samaritan late Saturday night. Searching for the owner or for rescue help, the kind man from Mission, Texas posted the puppy’s photos and a plea for help on his Facebook page:
“Anybody lost this puppy? I just found it outside in my yard. Puppy looks like it was beaten up. I can only take care of it until Monday. On Monday, if nobody claims it, animal control will be called. Unfortunately I can’t take care of it.”
When Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, was notified about the serious situation, who along with the help of area animal advocates, was able to arrange for the puppy to be transported to an emergency veterinarian clinic where he is currently fighting for his life. Dubbed Marley, the anemic, pint-sized fighter has undergone two blood transfusions. His condition continues to be marked as critical; on arrival the emaciated pup had been bleeding from his head and neck and covered in ticks and fleas.
“Stepping into an emergency hospital is at a minimum $1000 just for supportive care,” Stacey explained to the rescue’s advocates on Facebook. “As can be seen by the video, Marley was attacked causing his injuries in addition to being covered in ticks and fleas and being dehydrated anemic and malnourished. What we would like to know is how did Marley end up like this? How can an innocent puppy just be running loose; most definitely for days if not a week or more? Right now Marley is in critical condition and has already received one blood transfusion at around 2 a.m. this morning. He is not eating yet and is very weak.”
Marley will remain at the emergency hospital indefinitely. To help with this puppy’s medical expenses, donations can be made by clicking here, or Paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Photos of puppy found lying in the grass courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.)
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