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, firstname.lastname@example.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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