A senior Labrador retriever had been betrayed and left abandoned on the streets of Miami. There he stayed barely hanging on to life, not moving, and at first people passing by thought he was dead. When rescue organization, Their Lives Matter stepped up to help on Monday, the dog they dubbed Collin, was immediately rushed to an emergency veterinary hospital in Miami where he received life saving treatment:
“This is the reality of our cruel world…. a living being thrown out like trash, literally left on the street by his owner because he was “sick” when he needed his “owner” the most…. he was betrayed…..Don’t look away …. I know it’s difficult. But its real. It’s sad, and someone knowingly neglected this senior boy. His very life and soul barely hanging on today until he finally got a break, and someone noticed his desperate situation… Collin is being stabilized as we speak. If you can spare a dollar it will go a long way for yet another senior in need who didn’t matter to an owner who didn’t deserve him – once again Dr. Oscar and Pet House are giving their all their help to him and our volunteers are there,” posted Grace Lofton Kaye, founder of the rescue organization on her Facebook page as she showed the heartbreaking reality of indifference and too many times – a disposable society.
Collin arrived at the hospital with open wounds, dehydrated and covered in more than a 1,000 ticks. By the end of the day, the dog had been given a warm bath, fed, ticks removed and is currently on antibiotics. Amazingly he tested negative for heartworms and is now receiving fluids and being kept comfortable; most likely a feeling this dog hasn’t known for a long time. The next step into Collin’s recovery will be to address tumors and hope they are not cancerous. While he may have been callously tossed away by his owner, we can all be reassured Collin will never be betrayed again.
A fundraiser to help with Collin’s veterinary treatment can be found here.
Readers can follow his progress here.
Photos and video courtesy of Their Lives Matter.
Check out his video here – probably the first bath this poor boy can even remember: