Left alone and nearly starved to death in abandoned apartment

The question remains how anyone can turn their back and abandon their dog in an apartment with no food or water? When Baltimore Animal Care and Rescue Shelter (BARCS) reached out to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC on Saturday afternoon, it was to help with a young dog left alone who nearly starved to death in an abandoned apartment. 

“Our hearts shattered the minute we saw him lying there; helpless, defeated, suffering – yet another victim of senseless starvation,” stated Jackie O’Sullivan, the co-founder of the rescue organization.

The four-year-old dog, dubbed Boden, never made it to the shelter as BARCS personnel transported him directly to their emergency veterinarian. He could neither stand nor walk. At the time when he was found, no one knew how long Boden had been deprived of water and food. His body score condition has been recorded as a “1” on a “9” point scale.

“We cried when we read the report,” Jackie continued. “Boden has oral lesions and paresis (weakness of voluntary movement caused by nerve damage or disease, partial paralysis). “Due to his body temperature and his condition, his chart reads, ‘prognosis poor.'”

Because the abuse, neglect, cruelty and medical cases cost shelters the most money and are the most urgent, dogs just like Boden are often the first animals euthanized. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC focus on the rescue of the most urgent cases and provide them with the emergency or specialized veterinary care they need.

“However, you know us; we will not give up! Boden will have the fighting chance he deserves to go on… the kind of life we hope to give all of our dogs,” Jackie posted on the group’s Facebook page under Boden’s heartbreaking photos.

Boden will have the fighting chance he deserves, and it is hoped he will go on to have a wonderful life – free of cruelty and abuse. He is in the process of being transferred to the organization’s 24-hour emergency medical facility.

To help Boden, PayPal: Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or mail: RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY NY 10028.

(Photos of dog nearly starved to death courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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19 replies
  1. pennysdachshund says:

    My mind just fails to comprehend HOW ANOTHER HUMAN BEING can actually look their supposed pet/pets in the EYE and turn and shut them in with nothing to eat and no hydration… THEY FULL WELL KNOW their pet is GOING TO DIE A HORRIFIC DEATH and THEY DID IT…… These EVIL BASTARD’s do not DESERVE to LIVE ANOTHER DAY!!!!

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  2. Linda Szymoniak says:

    I just don’t understand how anyone can do something like this to a dog. I recently helped transport a 9-month-old pup who had been left to starve in a vacant apartment. Fortunately, he was found in time. Prayers for this sweet dog and putting out the call to Karma to pay them a visit.

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  3. Gizmos Mommy says:

    Maggots who wantonly starve an animal deserve nothing except the worst possible things that could happen to them. I’m sorry to say were they lying in the road bleeding to death, I’d stand there and watch it happen.

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  4. Star Shelley (@shelleystar2) says:

    My heart just breaks, how people can be so cruel to their animals. I hope and prayers who ever did this to him that they have nightmares for the rest of their miserable evil life. Sending prayers for his life. Hope he survives this terrible ordeal. Will donate towards his needs

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  5. Vicki Hood says:

    Keep me posted. Will there be prosecution on the maggot that did this to Boden? I think i might be capable of castrating this maggot that hurt such a beautiful, gentle innocent.

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  6. Dee says:

    Dirty bastards. Never gonna understand this. When the punishment fits the crime and the law does something about it maybe it will end.

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  7. Nancy Raymond says:

    It has to be known by authorities who lived in that apartment and they should be prosecuted for animal cruelty – Boden did not deserve this cruel treatment and only due to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC is he being helped. Personally, I truly hope whoever gets a massive dose of street justice since authorities will do little to nothing to this hunk of sewer slime.

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  8. Diana Bradshaw says:

    BEAUTIFUL BORDEN!!!! WE THANK GOD AND JESUS ,EVERYDAY, FOR WONDERFUL LOVING PEOPLE WHO TRULY LOVE AND CARE FOR ANIMALS!!! WE ALSO PRAY THAT ANYONE WHO HURTS OR KILLS LOVING PETS WILL BE SENT TO HELL,FOREVER, BY GOD AND JESUS!!! AMEN!!!!! WHEN I WAS TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL, JUNIOR HIGH, ELEMENTARY AND COLLEGE I WOULD TELL MY STUDENTS THAT THE MEANEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WOULD HURT OR KILL LOVING PETS!!! AMEN!!!!!

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  9. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    Thank You for saving him and please help him. I hope the people who left him there go straight to hell

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  10. Cynthia Como says:

    THANK GOD FOR RESCUE DOGS ROCK NYC! What an amazing wonderful compassionate rescue! Praying for Boden to recover from this cruel torture! Starvation is so painful and is physicaly,mentally and emotionally torturous! Makes me sick!

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  11. Red says:

    That precious sweet face…..looks like he is asking…what did I do to deserve being starved!!
    THERE IS ONLY ONE DANGEROUS BREED. HUMANS!

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  12. Barbara Cordon says:

    I hope the authorities have gotten the names of the people who rented the apartment from the land lord and are actively looking for them. They need to be held accountable

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