Plea from Texas shelter for urgent care for six-month-old suffering puppy

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A six-month-old suffering Shih Tzu remains in critical condition at a south Texas emergency hospital. On Thursday, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, Stacey Silverstein, arranged to have the tiny pup rushed to their organization’s partner veterinarian partner for life-saving treatment.

“This was the plea from the shelter,” Stacey posted on the group’s Facebook page. “Please help. 6-month old shi tzu puppy – very weak needs rescue immediately or he will be considered a mercy Euth.”


The puppy, who has since been named Chipper had entered the high kill shelter extremely weak, listless and lethargic. No one knew what had happened to him, but such a young life, how could he be doled out a death sentence with no information as to what had happened or what was wrong? The puppy’s Saturday morning update does not indicate any improvement, however no one has given up and he continues to fight for his life:

“Chipper remains in critical condition at the emergency hospital. We felt he deserved at least a chance to survive so we had Chipper rushed to the ER for life saving medical care… He’s on 24 hour IV , heat and had a blood transfusion overnight.”

Hopefully this puppy’s story is just beginning, and we will follow his progress. For now he needs everyone’s support.

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(Photos and video of 6-month-old suffering puppy courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Video of Chipper upon arrival at vet:

Posted by Stacey Silverstein on Thursday, October 19, 2017

5 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    Again Rescue Dogs Rock NYC has given another dog the chance at life that wouldn’t have been available had they not stepped in. Prayers for Chipper, Thank you again RDR!

  2. vicki hood says:

    What has the vet done so far besides blood and heat and rest? This little guy isn’t going to make it unless they find what is the matter. We need to fight for him, not let him do it alone. He is shaking, scared and alone. Does he have an internal bleed? A deficiency? Heartworm? Has he been broken inside? Bad tummy?Bones OK? Spine OK? What is the vet that was appointed by RESCUE Dogs Rock NYC finding or even looking for?

  3. Jill says:

    Prayers for chipper and I have to agree with Vicky Hood. Blood work done . Internal bleeding? Etc. I am not a vet but does he need more testing and u feel he might not survive?? Love this baby and donating now!


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