Six-pound Astro found as stray after having been dumped in a cemetery

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Little six-pound Astro didn’t have much to celebrate on the 4th of July weekend. A Good Samaritan found him wandering aimlessly in a New York City cemetery; the little dog suffered an injury to his eye. When Astro was brought to the New York City Animal Care Center, staff members called Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC for assistance. Little Astro had already won the hearts of shelter workers and volunteers; as frightened as he was, he allowed the counselors to pick him up, examine him and rush him back to the medical section of the shelter.

As Rescue Dogs Rock NYC made immediate arrangements for Astro to be transferred to their partner veterinarian, the tiny dog with the huge personality would have to come face to face with a fight for his life:

“DVM Intake Exam (Estimated age: 5-7)
Subjective: severe periphral lymphadenopathy, SMLN, prescap, popliteal, inguinal and random LN along thorax. OS>OD infiltrative process. OS eye is opaque, OD aqueous flare/ hyphema present”

Sadly, Astro has been diagnosed with lymphoma, but veterinarians want to give him a chance, and he will be starting chemotherapy next week. What is most needed now is a volunteer in the Brooklyn area to foster Astro and bring him weekly to the veterinarian hospital. All expenses for his treatment will be paid by the rescue. If interested, please contact Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. 

To help with Astro’s medical expenses, PayPal: or website: or mail:
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC
PO Box 101
NY, NY 10028

Photos courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC

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10 replies
  1. Cynthia Como says:

    How very sad! Such a little cutie out all alone and sick! I will be praying hard for a complete recovery for this little sweetheart! THANK YOU (AGAIN) SO,SO VERY MUCH RESCUE DOGS ROCK NYC!!!! THIS RESCUE IS SUCH AN OUTSTANDING,SHINING STAR FOR THE MANY SEVERELY SICK AND INJURED DOGS THAT HAVE BEEN TOSSED AWAY LIKE TRASH!!! PLEASE GET WELL SOON SWEET LITTLE ASTRO❤️

  2. Nancy Raymond says:

    PLEASE someone in the Brooklyn area step up and foster this little guy – he deserves all the love and affection possible. He is adorable and has had a hard time – please help him.

  3. Jill kurth says:

    Such an adorable little one…who was the idiot who dumped this dog?? Shameful!!!!!! Pray for recovery!!!!! Big kiss and hugs baby!!!


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