Just look at Sophia; seven-month-old pointer puppy mix and most likely has never had a carefree day in her short life to play and romp in the yard as should any healthy young dog. Instead, the long term neglect from her previous owner, left her in this heartbreaking condition – emaciated, hairless and in horrible pain from the endless scratching and open, infected sores.
When animal advocates were told about Sophia, and as her photos garnered attention on social media, Stacey Silverstein and Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founders of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped up to help. As arrangements were underway to transfer the puppy to the organization’s partner emergency veterinary hospital for treatment, her departure from the San Antonio shelter was delayed:
“SOPHIA ABUSE CASE UPDATE: her case became a cruelty case today which delayed her release, but if her owner is held accountable for her horrific & heartbreaking condition, it’s worth it! She is now free to leave for our vet & we are working on transporting her now,” the organization posted late Tuesday evening.
Updates will be posted as soon as they are made available. In the meantime, a Facebook page for Sophia can be followed here.
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC
PO Box 101
New York, NY 10028
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Photos and video courtesy of pointer puppy Sophia via Rescue Dogs Rock NYC