Less than two weeks ago, Alexa had a severe case of demodex mange; she was so sick it was unknown if she would live or die. The six-month-old puppy had been surrendered to a Texas shelter in a black garbage bag. Inside of the bag her skin bled; she had been carried to the rear of the building to be placed in a kennel to await humane euthanasia. Sick dogs are killed immediately; often there is little time or money to treat and care for them at rural shelters.
When animal rescuer Leslie Ysuhuaylas, a Texas-based volunteer for Rescue Dogs Rock NYC informed Stacey Silverstein about the puppy, emergency plans were formulated. The puppy was transported to Dallas for emergency care. It was unknown if the puppy, who was completely devoid of fur and in excruciating pain would survive, but Alexa was a fighter.
And on Saturday, the Vizsla already has been showing signs of her aristocratic bearing. She has arrived in New York and is being fostered while her coat grows back and she gets stronger. The six-month-old puppy’s update on Facebook drew “oohs and aahs” at her amazing progress:
“Update On Garbage Bag Dog. Check out Alexa
She’s doing so much better since those scary shelter days when she was dropped off in a black garbage bag, hairless with bloody infected skin
She is still hairless, but on her way to being completely healthy with continued vet care and TLC from her loving foster Mom.”
Alexa is kid and dog friendly. She has not been tested with cats, but is just about ready for adoption. Interested in this gorgeous gal? Click here for an application to adopt.
To help Rescue Dogs Rock NYC save more dogs in desperate need, donations can be made http://rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate
or Paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Photos of Alexa courtesy of Leslie Ysuhuaylas and Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)
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