Owner neglected once beautiful Basset Hound and then dumped her

Once upon a time, a beautiful Basset Hound made her family proud; a patient breed known for their intelligence, their loyalty and their incredible hunting instincts. Sissy had that distinct look; being low to the ground with her big floppy ears, but somewhere along the line, she was betrayed.

On Thursday morning, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC rescued Sissy from a South Texas animal shelter. Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the organization, posted her photos; they were enough to make anyone cry:

“Heartbreaking and infuriating,” wrote Stacey. “This sweet soul, we have named Sissy, spiraled into this condition by some sub human who permitted this to happen and then dumped her into a South Texas kill Shelter.”

Sissy’s eyes are severely infected and are bleeding. Her skin, raw to the touch and the folds on her neck that should be so endearing and indicative of her proud and friendly breed, lie flat, lifeless and completely devoid of fur. Who can even tell what her coat colors might have been “once upon a time”?

“Shameful to the owners that allowed this,” Stacey continued. “The good news is, that Sissy is out of the shelter and is already at our Texas veterinarian partner receiving life saving medical care.”

The dog’s recovery is anticipated to be a long one, but isn’t every life worth saving? To help with this girl’s veterinarian expenses, see below:

Mail a check
PO BOX 101
NY NY 10028

(Photos of  Sissy the Basset Hound courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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