Left for dead with her siblings

Left for dead in 112-degree heat, Paloma fights to survive

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It’s a miracle that a puppy, dubbed “Paloma Bagatta,” is alive. On July 13, deputies in Maverick County, Texas, made a chilling discovery on a sweltering hot day near the border of Mexico.

Someone had abandoned puppies in a tub in a “very rural” area where it was highly unlikely that they would be found. Little Paloma had somehow beaten the odds and was clinging to life, her siblings were not as fortunate. With no veterinarians in the area, the deputies opted to drive over the border to Mexico – it was Paloma’s only chance for survival.

The puppy appeared to be dying, was clearly dehydrated and ill. Dr. Omar Lawrence met with Loving Texas Pet Assistance volunteers and began life-saving treatment. The immediate concern was her body
temperature, which was very high. Overnight she was put on IV fluids and kept in a
cool crate. She had a skin infection, mange, and a viral infection.

Paloma was so ill that she had to stay at the veterinary hospital for ten days. She is now recuperating in a foster home with a Border Patrol agent and his family.

A village of people have been working to save this one discarded puppy – a puppy who is the face of a huge problem in the area. According to Loving Texas Pet Assistance, a crisis has been underway in Eagle Pass, Texas, for years. The agency,  a new program under 501c3 Ghetto Rescue FFoundation (GRFF) in Los Angeles, was first alerted to the issue back in 2015.

Every day, area law enforcement officers find dogs who have been abandoned along rural roads, in cane fields, and in abandoned homes and yards. The Officers are volunteers for the Loving Texas Pet Assistance program. There are NO
emergency Veterinary services in Eagle Pass and there are NO spay/neuter programs, which is the main contributor to the unwanted dogs being dumped.

Loving Texas Pet Assistance stated:

We have formed an exciting international partnership between our U.S. Law
Enforcement run program and the Mexican Veterinarian to help dogs.

Anyone interested in helping to stop the crisis in this area can help by making a donation (which go towards spaying and neutering dogs in the area) to:

www.ghettorescue.org or www.lovingtexaspetassistance.org

Find Loving Texas Pet Assistance on Facebook here.

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Beautiful transformation – see how an abandoned dog recovered from near death (click here for adoption story).


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18 replies
  1. Patty says:

    TEXAS !!!! You seem to have MORE than your share of sick ass people !!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF ??? are you breeding them ?? !!! Cause you sure aren’t educating them and making any changes !!! GET YOUR BIG HEADS OUT OF YOUR BIG ASS’S AND MAKE TEXAS THE BIG STATE FOR CHANGE AND COMPASSION !!!!!!! Unbelievable there are that many sick, uneducated, creeps in one state !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Melissa Gurley says:

      Totally agree with you all the horror stories come out of Texas everytime I read about abuse of a dog it’s always Texas something needs to be done Texas should be ashamed of how they treat animals

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  2. pennysdachshund says:

    TOO BAD a news STATION like CNN /FOX doesn’t do a FULL SCALE INVESTIGATIVE DOCUMENTARY on this SATE of Moronic, VILE, EVIL POPULATION of ANIMAL ABUSERS ::: WHAT THE HELL DO YOU supposed these BASTARDS do to their SIBLINGS , CHILDREN< AND SPOUSES THAT DOESN"T GET OUT!!! IF THEY TREAT ANIMALS THIS HORRIFIC !!!

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  3. Nancy Raymond says:

    Another black eye for Texas – they seem to lead the nation in condoning animal abuse – Georgia being #2 – another case of some bottom feeder dumping innocent puppies in rural areas knowing it is doubtful they will be rescued – and nothing will happen to them because no one in this state cares – you and your fellow non caring state, Georgia are a HUGE embarrassment to the rest of the 48. Glad I don’t live there – I’d be in jail for hunting down these human maggots you two states allow to live.

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      • penny'sdachshund says:

        I TOO have been speaking out about these TWO MORONIC/DEMONIC STATES in OUR USA and WILL continue to do so!!!!! WHAT the HELL is wrong with the GOVERMENT OFFICIALS of TEXAS and GEORGIA do they spend their days hiding in the closet of the STATE MANSION”S …. I even called and left a message for the TEXAS Governor to no avail of course!!!! THESE states NEED to be LOOKING INTO FORMING SPECIAL TASK FORCES!!!!!

  4. Kathleen Drude says:

    Thank you for saving this little one! I have been screaming it from the roof tops, spaying and neutering must be made mandatory and provided free of charge!

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