“Don’t look away” were the words echoed by a animal rescuer after a Good Samaritan stopped to comfort a dog curled up on an old decrepit mat out on the cold harsh streets near the border of Mexico in Texas.
“Look long and hard at these photos,” Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, begged as she posted the disturbing pictures on the organization’s Facebook page of abuse and neglect. “You will understand the cruel and heartless world we live in. How this dog is no better than the garbage on the streets that surround her while she lies on the street just waiting to die…”
Meet Mila; had it not been someone kind who picked her off of the streets on Monday, she likely would have suffered until finally succumbing to all that was medically wrong. For months, Mila, her name abbreviated for the Spanish word Milagros which means Miracle, lived at an abandoned auto shop; it remains a miracle and mystery how she survived this long.
By Monday evening, Mila had started her road to recovery. Immediately rushed to an emergency veterinarian, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC has committed to helping this dog to recover; although it will be a long one, it’s one day at a time for now:
“DAY 1 : Mila has a multitude of ailments, heartworm positive, tick born illness, anemic , dehydrated , anoplasmosis , skin infection , hairless and emaciated. In addition her paws are inflamed and she can barely walk. ”
“You can see every rib on her emaciated body. She’s a complete mess from head to toe. We look at her and just want to cry and cry.”
Everything medically possible is being done to save Mila’s life. More updates will follow. To help with Mila’s recovery:
Go to http://rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate
PO Box 101
NY NY 10028
(Photos of “Don’t look away’ courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)
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