If a little emaciated pup could talk, surely he would tell everyone that Santa Claus is real. Rescued just before Christmas Eve by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, little Nicholas’ story could bring tears to the eyes of even the most stoic.
According to the New York City Animal Care Center, the two-year-old dog was picked up as a stray by police. Nicholas was so matted, he was unable to walk and had leaves and dirt deeply embedded in his coat. The dog’s left eye had been completely matted over, making it impossible for the counselor to even find his eye. The emaciated and lethargic pup could barely move; his body score was rated a “1” out of “9”.
“Subjective: Dog is QAR/depressed
Observed Behavior – dog lays quietly in cage, attempts to wag tail. Allows all handling, but may just be because too weak to resist,” wrote the shelter in a plea for an approved rescue organization to save this little dog.”
Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC responded and posted the photo of the dog with the following caption:
“CAN YOU IMAGINE?! What kind of living hell did Nicholas come from? We shudder to think! This poor baby is only 2-3 years old. What a horror his life has been.
Nicholas is on his way out of the shelter & en route to a 24/7 vet where he will get the round the clock care he needs. Please pray as he is in very bad shape.”
And this morning on Christmas Eve, Nicholas is receiving expert care in a 24-hour emergency hospital and being treated with intravenous fluids. He barely weighs seven pound – he should weigh twice that amount. Every rib and bone in his body is visible and easily felt – clearly he has nearly been starved to death. In addition, he was covered in fleas and shaking from fear when he arrived at the hospital.
Surely there is a Santa Claus. To help:
“All we ask is for your help in supporting this save and help us raise funds to pay for his expensive hospital stay Go to http://rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate
PO Box 101
NY NY 10028
(Photos of emaciated pup courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)
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