Two haunting photos of a “walking skeleton” have become etched in the mind of Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. On Tuesday, came a call from a rural South Carolina shelter, accompanied by the images of a dog with no fur and nearly every bone jutting out of his body, as he just stood staring at the camera, as if to say, “I want to live; will you help me?”
Possibly one of the worst cases of starvation volunteers have ever seen, the feelings and emotions evoked from the photos were anger, sadness, heartbreak, helplessness and despair. Nevertheless, this dog has survived living in the most horrific conditions imaginable. No one can change the egregious circumstances this dog has survived, however he has been rushed to the organization’s emergency veterinary hospital where he is being treated for his extensive medical needs.
“We can try to make him whole again and give him a great future, if he survives,” Jackie stated. “We have named him Elliott.”
There is no information on Elliott’s owner. The emphasis is the dog’s survival.
To help save Elliott donate here:
Ways to Donate:
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC
PO Box 101
New York, NY 10028
(Haunting photos of Elliott courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)
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