Tiny six-pound Iris lived life of horrors: And then she was thrown away

Tiny six-pound Iris lived outdoors. No one can imagine her past life of horrors as her list of injuries from abject neglect grew longer as each day passed. When it appeared the dog might not survive, instead of her family accepting responsibility and caring for their three-year-old Papillon, they decided to summarily discard her like yesterday’s trash. And so Iris was surrendered to the nearest animal shelter in Greenwood, South Carolina.

Shelter personnel and animal advocates alerted Rescue Dogs Rock NYC for help. Although the dog was in pain, and during her short life humans had consistently turned their backs on her, that didn’t stop Iris from wagging her tail and offering kisses when rescuers picked her up from the shelter on Monday afternoon.

“Here’s her list of medical needs; obviously the eye and pyometra ( life threatening uterine infection) are urgent. Her ruptured eye with lens on the outside, tons of fleas and ticks and tons of hook worms…” Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the rescue organization described as she posted  graphic photos of Iris leaving the shelter and arriving at their partner veterinarian.

Iris will be undergoing emergency surgery. The good news is she will never suffer again – onward and upward for this little dog who will never be abused nor neglected ever again. Her prognosis is critical; let’s hope Iris has the fight within her to begin anew. To help with this emergency situation, donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or website: www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or mail:
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC
PO Box 101
NY, NY 10028.

(Photos of six-pound Iris courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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34 replies
  1. Bunny Peters says:

    SMH: I can’t believe the cruelty……. that poor furbaby……. If she can come to CA, she’s welcome here to comfort & snuggle with MacKitty while he is in Hospice…….

    Those former owners will burn in Hell forever for their cruelty……. I hope they suffer horrible, painful deaths ASAP…….

    I hope she knows she is loved from CA and we are praying for her recovery…….

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  2. vicki hood says:

    That dear soul. Prayers and love. Rescue Dogs Rock is a Godsend. I have disabled dogs that i seek out myself. They always seem to love and appreciate like no others. This little gal will have the best of people and give the best loves.

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  3. Julie Enos says:

    Thank God this puppy ???? is rescued ???? and will no longer be abused. I wish I could afford to send money for her veterinary ???? surgeries and medicines. I will be praying for Iris to finally get a good meal ????and a good nights sleep on a warm soft bed. She looks so sweet. And after being abused and left outside alone she still wags her tail ???? with happiness when she meets ???? her rescuers???????????????? The faith and happiness Iris has should serve as a reminder ???? to us that we too can suffer set backs and pain, but we should keep on wagging ???? our tails with happiness and faith ????
    That we can only come from the bottom ⬇to the top ⬆and overcome anything

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  4. Daniel Clarkson says:

    Tell us what is happening to the POS’s that neglected such a beautiful dog, and then just surrendered her. They should be prosecuted with felony abuse of an animal, and sentenced to prison if found guilty. They should also be banned from ever owning another animal, for the rest of their pathetic lives.

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  5. Barbara Garabedian says:

    God bless this little doggie I pray he gets healed & back to health & adopted the creep who did this I wish him or her to be punished worse than what he did to little doggie & suffer more pain & die evil creep bg

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  6. Adrienne says:

    Thank God for rescues like Rescue Dogs Rock for without these organizations, there would be no hope for these animals. I hope that this family is arrested for animal cruelty and pay for poor Iris’s surgeries and treatments, and if they can’t, then should serve jail time. What despicable people to do this to a defenseless dog that depended on them for care.Evil family and it is now a felony charge to commit this type of torture and abuse to Iris. Stay strong Iris, not all humans are like your so-called family

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  7. Solveig Pettersson says:

    DONT UNDERSTAND PEOPLE !!!HOW CAN ANYONE DO THIS TO Ä INNOCENT LITTLE DOG ????????????SHAME ON YOU !!!!

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  8. Sheri says:

    OMG!! HOW COULD THEY HURT YOU?? WHY!!
    You poor tiny furbaby????You are NOW SAFE in loving caring and kind Human Angels???? That will help you to heal & enjoy the life that you were never given a chance to experience????
    I am so sorry that you have had to suffer in the hands of Worthless MORBID CRUEL NASTY BRAINDEAD IDIOT SUB-HUMANS!????
    Their time⏳ of causing horrific pain torture and sadness in your short time on earth is up,,, and I hope & pray that the time to make them pay is now⌛!! ????????????????KARMA LOOKING FOR YOU, CREEPS!! HOW COULD YOU, WHY WOULD YOU!! If YOUR EXISTENCE HERE IS
    SO BAD THAT YOU ENJOY ABUSING”YOUR FORMER FURBABY” YOU NEED TO SIMPLY “KILL” YOUR NASTY NO GOOD COLD HEARTED UNFIT for SOCIETY WORTHLESS SELF!!????????call me “I’M SURE I COULD LEND YOU A HAND????????????ALONG WITH ALOT OF HUMANS THAT HATE SUB- HUMAN MISERABLE LIKE YOU!! JAIL JAIL JAIL!PUNK!
    SENDING PRAYERS TO THIS LITTLE FURBABY, THAT SHE MAY HEAL & FIND THE BEST LOVING FOREVER FAMILY and HOME ????????and NEVER HAVE A MEMORY OF THE UNIMAGINABLE PAST SHE WAS FORCED TO ENDURE,, ONLY THOUGHTS OF HER LIFE AS A MUCH LOVED SPOILED HAPPY FURBABY????
    I want to hold and kiss her????
    Sorry so long but make me wanna puke and reach out and TOUCH THE GUILTY MAGGOT!!

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  9. Cynthia Como says:

    People who do this crap need shot right where they stand! WTF! The animal abusers reason for owning any pet is for the sole purpose of inflicting cruel abuse,instead of just not owning an animal their dark cruel souls propels them to seek out something helpless to torture! And sub humans like that need eliminated from this life! Society doesn’t want them or needs them and society will not miss them! This beautiful,sweet little dog is only 3yrs old and we can’t really comprehend the brutal treatment she has endured! Looking at her shows the life of pure hell she has gone thru! THANK YOU RESCUE DOGS ROCK NYC!!!!!! THIS RESCUE STANDS STRONG AND PROUD IN THEIR KINDNESS AND COMPASSION FOR SOCIETIES SEVERLY INJURED AND ABUSED COMPANION ANIMALS!! RESCUE DOGS ROCK NYC ARE A SHINING STAR IN THE HEARTBREAKING WORLD IF ANIMAL RESCUE AND I MAKE SURE EVERYONE I KNOW ARE AWARE OF THEM AND ALL THAT THEY DO! IRIS IS PRECIOUS AND HER LIFE IS IMPORTANT! GET WELL SOON BEAUTIFUL,SWEET IRIS

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  10. Sheri says:

    I absolutely have no words for little Iris’s “owners” other than total shock and disbelief. You are a shellfish, imbecile who doesn’t deserve the privilege of a dog. I hope you rot in hell.

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  11. Helen Wen says:

    Disgusting! The owners should be charged and lock up for good. Iris is a lap dog not an outside dog. Responsible owners with an outside dog will provide proper shelter, i.e dog house, provide medical care when needed, and make sure the dog is protected from biting insects (ticks, fleas, etc.). These owners should never be allowed to have another living pet.

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  12. ACE says:

    This people should be identified and NEVER alloowed to own another animal. There should be a list that you get placed on and periodically the authorities should check on the rooten ones to make sure that they don’t have animals. Bless litttle iris i hope she is soon with a loving caring family.

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  13. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    Poor baby. I hope those owners get charged with animal abuse and gets stuck on a chain outside forever!!!

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  14. Shirley Bannister says:

    The rotten maggot infested bastard who done this to this darling little unfortunate babe will die a very slow agonising death somewhere out on the streets where ever you come from then you will be go and burn in hell (the devil is waiting for you with the doors wide open) maggot germ arsehole creep . I HAVE COME TO THE CONCLUSION YOU ARE SATANS SON GO BACK TO WHERE YOU BELONG. DARLING LITTLE IRIS I HOPE AND PRAY TO GOD YOU MAKE A SPEEDY RECOVERY ALL MY LOVE AND KISSES TO YOU.????❤????❤????❤????❤????❤????❤????❤????❤????❤????❤????❤????❤

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      • Cheryl Hanna says:

        Iris’ story was last year. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC saved her. An update posted :”Rescue Dogs Rock NYC added 5 new photos.
        July 11, 2017 ·
        Iris is doing well post double surgery late yesterday. She had her eye removed due to some type of trauma which caused her lens to be on the outside, pyometra (uterine infection) which prompted emergency spay & she is also now tick ???? & flea free!

        Welcome to your new life Iris!

        To help us with her medical ???? :
        PayPal: donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or website: http://www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or mail:
        Rescue Dogs Rock NYC
        PO Box 101
        NY, NY 10028

  15. vicki Hood says:

    RDR NYC Thanks so very much. Good to hear she has been treated and is safe. Do keep us posted. If you could ship to Oregon, i have room in my bed for one special lovely little girl .

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  16. vicki hood says:

    Reports are from early July –last year. Looks like she had surgery right away. That eye was painful and the pyometria was dangerous. We have been wondering all this time. Is she now in a new home with love and cookies and kids and warm covers?

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