Dog owner tells shelter ‘dog needed to be disposed of’ like trash

In another heartbreaking case of a pet owner completely failing their best friend, a neglected seven-year-old dog was rescued just in time on Monday as animal advocates coordinated arrangements with Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.  At the Baldwin County Animal Shelter in Hartwell, Georgia, Rock had been scheduled to be euthanized after his former owners informed the shelter they had a “dog who needed to be disposed of” as if breathing, obedient and loving Rock had been yesterday’s trash.rock the disposable

“Disposed of? You mean like garbage?,” Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the Rescue Dogs Rock NYC asked on the organization’s Facebook page in disgust and shock. “How shameful and how despicable. Despite his rotten owners, despite his condition, Rock approaches with tail wagging – walking under his own power.”

What was especially shocking  and disturbing was the huge, gaping untreated tumor the dog had above his leg which wrapped around his rear end. It appears to have been growing for an unknown length of time. Clearly the dog was in significant pain and discomfort and was immediately transferred to the rescue’s partner veterinarian for an examination and care. And on Tuesday, Rock was diagnosed as extremely anemic, and is currently receiving intravenous fluids. It has not been determined if he will need a transfusion, although that is still a wait and see option. The dog’s best chance will most likely be the amputation of his leg, however that cannot be performed at this time because the tissue surrounding the tumor is extremely infected.rock the disposable 3

“We will do everything possible to turn Rock’s life around, no matter what,” Jaekie posted on the organization’s Facebook page to update advocates and followers. “We are not going to let Rock be ‘disposed of’ without a chance of life. We don’t know what he is facing, but we do know that he deserves dignity, love and respect.”

 

 

To donate to help Rock, please click here. or directly to Paypal- Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org. If donating by check: RDR NYC PO Box 101, Gracie Station, NY NY 10028.

(Photos of dog needed to be disposed of courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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22 replies
  1. maxiemom says:

    I hope they’ve arrested Rock’s former owners for cruelty and failure to provide care. This is DISGUSTING! What I would love to do to them if I got my hands on them is something they deserve, but not nearly enough……

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    • Barbara Cordon says:

      I agree the owners need to take responsibility for this. They need to be brought up on charges. You are right they are disgusting people. What is wrong with them!

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  2. Barbara Cordon says:

    Why wasnt the owner charged with cruelty and neglect. Clearly the tumor was growing for a long time and they did nothing to help this beautiful dog and denied it medical help

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  3. linda says:

    Seriously? They waited until the tumor became infected and enlarged? Another owner who neglected the needs of a loving dog.

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  4. Jennie Brennan says:

    Need to start posting names and address of the piece of shit people, hold them accountable. They should be recognized for the scum that they are by the rest of the community they live in.

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  5. Maria says:

    Thus owner should be held completely accountable for this dogs condition. The owner is the animal in this case. There is no excuse for this situation. Please help Rock. I will contribute for his care. Please please keep us posted. God bless ❤️

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  6. June says:

    I pray with every part of my being, that the devil that “disposed” of this innocent dog in that condition, gets that infection all over his face until he dies. No POS should ever live to do this to an animal and not get any medical care. I really hope this happens all over this POS devil and I hope he posts it on FB.

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  7. Janice Nicholson says:

    The despicable owner of poor Rock should be named.and shamed charged with horrific neglect animal cruelty of the highest degree causing the poor dog absolute agony This Tumour has been growing for a very long time NO excuses absolute neglect Poor Rock has suffered ..Do the right thing for this gentle boy .punish these abusers .

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  8. Barbara Stichinsky says:

    Plz dear Lord heal this poor neglected pup. Make him whole and healthy again. Plz watch over him. Prayers.

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  9. Nancy Raymond says:

    They are NOT owners they are ABUSERS and they should be treated like the trash they are – hogtied and dumped in the nearest landfill with the rest of the garbage – I hope this poor dog recovers and gets a safe loving home he obviously never had. These assholes should be treated exactly like they treated this dog – like trash.

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  10. Kathleen Drude says:

    These things deserve to be thrown away! This amazing dog deserves a chance! This brave dog has shown the world he is a winner!

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  11. June Beard says:

    That’s really sad the way Rocks owners just never got him any help. They should never be able to ever own another dog ever again. Punish them to the full extent of the law.

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