The statistics make us shiver; in high-kill Texas shelters in the San Antonio area, nearly 100 puppies and dogs are euthanized daily. The sick ones are always at the top of the list. All of these puppies were sick, and one of the pup’s suffered from a broken femur. Even though many rescue groups were asked to help when the puppies were listed as urgent, no one stepped forward, as they were not prepared for the costs required for the anticipated expensive care – that is until Rescue Dogs Rock NYC were contacted.
“We kept watching the video over and over knowing that they had no chance of surviving without our intervention,” stated Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the rescue organization. “So we begged our San Antonio veterinarian partner to admit all four for emergency treatment.”
The veterinarian staff reports all of the puppies are extremely weak and frail. They all suffer from tick and flea infestation which has resulted in skin infections, anemia, hair loss. The pup with the broken leg will need surgery, and it is not known how long he suffered in pain without any treatment or pain medication.
“This was a huge undertaking, but we are committed to these four puppies as they deserve to be healthy, loved and safe,” Stacey added to the rescue’s Facebook page after posting the heartbreaking short video.
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(Photos and videos of puppies suffering in Texas shelter courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)
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Posted by Stacey Silverstein on Monday, October 30, 2017