Yes, this is a dog, and this is shocking neglect. It’s almost unimaginable this is the condition he entered the Animal Care Centers of NYC on Tuesday. The male Shih Tzu, who only weighed in at eight pounds and when examined by a shelter veterinarian had a body score of “1” out of “9”, came into the shelter as a possible animal cruelty case. Unfortunately he had no identification, so who gets charged? Did this little dog’s owner look at him everyday and think this was acceptable?
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC was called on Wednesday to help the emaciated little pup who smelled so awful, he was immediately transferred to the organization’s veterinarian for further evaluation. In addition to his rancid odor, he was so matted and filthy he couldn’t see and was barely able to walk. Dubbed Morton, no one can understand how his owners allowed him to nearly starve to death? Why would anyone have a dog if they didn’t realize a companion animal needed care, baths, grooming and brushing?
“Once again we are heartbroken and disgusted with the humans who allowed this,”Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the rescue organization, posted on Facebook. “Morton is currently at our partner veterinarian getting a bath, a haircut and the necessary testing.”
Check out Morton after his bath and haircut. And so his new life begins…
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Rescue Dogs Rock NYC
PO Box 101
NY, NY 10028.
Photos of the shocking neglect of Morton courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC