A neglected, blind senior Boston bull terrier mix was rescued from the euthanasia table at the very last moment on Saturday afternoon near Dallas, Texas. The day began when Poppy had been carried into an area veterinarian in a laundry basket. The senior couple, who brought had been waiting for their name to be called, but before that even happened, the older man and woman left – Poppy in tow in the basket. The friendly senior dog was blind in one eye, and her other eye had popped out of its socket. No explanations were given.
The couple’s next stop was an open admissions animal shelter. There, the elderly pair told the shelter they found the dog in a Walmart parking lot. It was just that easy to dump Poppy; at a time when she needed her family the most. Surrendering the dog at the shelter didn’t cost them a dime; the animal advocate who followed up on the story was sure the dog belonged to the those people who dropped Poppy off and walked away.
And just as Poppy was being prepped to be euthanized at the shelter, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped in to save her. She has now been transferred to the organization’s partner veterinary hospital team where Poppy will receive the best of care.
No information has been made available if an investigation into cruelty charges are being pursued. As of this time however, Stacy Silverstein, co-founder of the rescue, wants to concentrate on Poppy’s future. Donations for this dog can be sent by clicking here, or via PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Photos of the Boston bull terrier courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and Leslie Ysuhuaylas.)
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