Rescuers crawl under deserted trailer to save homeless dog with mangled leg

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In Dowdy Ferry, located in south Dallas, rescuers crawled underneath the foundation of a trailer to save a homeless dog whose leg was mangled and nearly hacked away after she was struck by a vehicle. According to an area resident, dog, dubbed Lydia, who had battle scars all over her body, had been in the area for a few months desperately trying to survive. It seems no one wanted her or thought about giving her a home, and so she slept and waited under a trailer.

That is until:

  “a couple of days ago she was hit by a car, and left for dead on these unforgiving streets. She found her way back to underneath the trailer home where she had been living with a mangled, hacked off leg that has slowly been decomposing, collecting dirt, gravel , rocks and sticks in the open wound. Her other limbs have also sustained injuries, gashes, cuts, infected open wounds, and we are unsure how she’s possibly walking!
She also has ulcers in her mouth which is from something toxic she ingested due to being starved to near death . This toxic substance most likely has affected her kidneys . She has been rushed to the Emergency Hospital for medical emergency care.”

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC have stepped forward for Lydia. Tragically the 30-pound emaciated, dehydrated and anemic dog is also heartworm positive with possible tick disease, yet through her pain and agony, she remains sweet and friendly.


Just 24 hours after arriving at the emergency hospital, Lydia’s condition remains critical. Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the Rescue Dogs Rock NYC organization updated advocates about the dog’s condition:

“She is close to being in septic shock due to her severely infected hacked off leg whereby the infection has seeped into her blood cells. Our medical team is doing everything possible to combat this by administering IV antibiotics and fluids and constantly cleaning and re-bandaging the infected wound. Lydia is not stable for leg amputation at this moment, but it looks like that leg will need amputation.  Her present medical condition complicates her recovery. Lydia is very weak.”

The rescue has promised to do everything medically possible to save this dog’s life. Lydia is a victim of  being homeless; she remains sweet and gentle even after the abuse and torture she has endured throughout her life. Donations are needed to cover her very expensive medical care now and in the foreseeable future. 


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Warning: Some photos are extremely graphic and not suitable for all viewing audiences. Photos and video of Lydia with a mangled leg courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)



13 replies
  1. Helen says:

    How sad! So many homeless dogs and not enough caring homes to go around. The person who hit this poor pup did not even had the decency to stop and help her. A real POS. I pray for her recovery and hope she gets a chance to find a loving home.

  2. Pamela D'Angio says:

    No humans saw this dog needed help. I am so sick of humans they disgust me. There is a big difference between humans who are animal lovers and regular humans in my eyes. What a beautiful dog that disgust me how nobody saw this dog in this condition.

  3. Solveig Pettersson says:

    Porr Lydia !!! Hope she will be recovered !!! She looks w oinderful ???????????????? and get a careful foreverhome ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ Hugs too you from Sweden ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  4. John says:

    Oh My God. I Hope and Pray that thid Lab has a Good Life after getting Fixed up. Karma to the Driver that Hit this Dog and did not Stop to render AID.

  5. Cynthia Como says:

    How sad! I often heard stupid humans say….strays always find a way to get by,REALLY? The life of a stray is nothing short of a waking nightmare! Most dogs sleep for DAYS from the exhaustion of trying to survive,it’s a life of total and complete HELL! Dogs have been domesticated by humans and they no longer have the inate ability to survive on their own like they did before humans stepped in and domesticated them! This post is beyond heartbreaking! When will society sit down and work on the problem of mass overpopulation of dogs? A huge big step would be to outlaw and close down all LEGAL torture chambers for dogs known as puppy mills!!! All they do is allow the torture of dogs who live their entire lives in wire cages and bred over and over and over again,and what does that do? ADDS TO THE MASS OVERPOPULATION OF DOGS! If a person REALLY wants a dog then there are MILLIONS waiting for loving homes and if that’s not good enough then I guess u really don’t want a dog! I pray this sweet sweet loving dog survives and goes to experience what love is! So incredibly heartbreaking! ONCE AGAIN…..THANK YOU,THANK YOU,THANK YOU TO RESCUE DOGS ROCK NYC! SUCH AN OUTSTANDING RESCUE ORGANIZATION!!!! Please please keep us updated on this dog!

  6. Nancy Raymond says:

    I will NEVER understand how anyone could just walk past an animal that is homeless – No heart and no soul. Lydia deserves a safe loving home she obviously never had – THANKS AGAIN TO RESCUE DOGS ROCK NYC – she would never have made it if not for them – and once again, Texas proves it’s population has the humanity of a sack of trash – to the driver who hit Lydia and just kept on going – may it all come back and hit you where it hurts.


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