Tortured and shot, poor dog ‘Buddy’ lived outside of a store while strangers ignored his pain

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In South Texas, an abandoned, tortured and shot dog lived outside of a store. No one knows how long “Buddy” had been sleeping next to the wall, however no one ever stopped to help him despite every inch of the puppy’s body had been covered in mange and scabies. Then there were the bird shots Buddy survived -along with  pellet gun assaults and even a .22 rifle. Who can figure out why Buddy became the enemy; just a kind dog who would quietly approach strangers and with his soft brown eyes, timidly look up as if begging for a kind word and a scrap of food. Buddy, however did have one friend – the small white dog who stayed by his side providing some comfort to the endless days and nights of loneliness and pain.

And finally there came help. On Sunday, a social media plea circulated when Lizbeth Pereyra-Bollinger from McAllen, Texas posted the dog’s near hopeless situation on her Facebook page and asked for help. The plight of the two tortured dogs quickly garnered support and as plans were being formulated to raise funds for the dogs’ medical care, Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC agreed to help.

“There is not an inch of his body that is not infected. His only friend has been right by his side. This boy is being rushed to the emergency room right now. He’s in grave condition. We have to try and save his life; he deserves every chance we can give him …,” stated Stacey.

Late Sunday, the dog’s update – although still extremely serious expressed some hope:

“Update on Buddy, he is heartworm negative, has scabies, and mange (obviously) but he has also been shot several times, with a pellet gun, bird shot from a shot gun, and probably a .22,” wrote Lizbeth on her Facebook page. “The vet said he is not sure how he has made it this far. But we want to thank everyone for their donations, and prayers, especially a wonderful God sent individual from Montana, Ms. Janice, who donated a large sum to Buddy’s treatment! Buddy will need lots of prayers and lots of love. We also couldn’t leave his friend behind. And she is also getting treatment as well. Thank y’all once again, hopefully Buddy will pull through and he can be happy. Buddy has been accepted to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. If you like to donate to his recovery please donate to or donateRescue Dogs Rock NYC.”

How desperately tragic it was for so many people just to walk by this dog and never stop to help. Be the voice for those who cannot speak. Report animal neglect and cruelty. Don’t allow abandoning Buddy or any pet outside of a store as acceptable.

(Video and photos of Buddy courtesy of Lizbeth Pereyra-Bollinger) Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.

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  1. How sad! Poor thing. Again, Rescue Dogs Rock came to the rescue. Thank you RDR for your compassion and love for animals. Buddy is in good hands now. I pray for his recovery.

  2. Awh wow thats disturbing. I’d love to shoot those fuckers in the head that treated that poor guy like that. I will pray for your speedy recovery sweet guy and a loving home.

  3. Sickening how HUMANS turn a blind eye when it was HUMANS that put him in that spot to begin with. Thank God that some people had hearts big enough to do something about it.

  4. Who says you have to STOP and help the dog, how about getting on your cell phone and calling animal services and reporting it if you can’t be bothered to stop and help? This is so disgusting! How about opening up your eyes TEXAS, isn’t it about time you start helping instead of letting Rescue Dogs Rock NYC do it all? What would become of these dogs if not for them!

  5. I will NEVER understand how anyone could see this poor suffering animal and just keep on walking – THANK GOD for one kind lady who came forward and got Rescue Dogs Rock NYC to help Buddy and his pal – God bless all of you – I hope Buddy and his pal fully recover and wish the worst of the worst to those who tortured and ignored his plight. Good Luck Buddy I hope you and your little friend get a safe loving home together. You both deserve it.

  6. Texas you disgust me the way you treat all animals. How embarrassing for Americans to be so heartless!!!!

    • Uh dont be so naive …believe me you have no idea what its like in tx…stop buying into state stereotypes…let me guess since there isnt a video at the moment that says your state on an animal torture video you think it must not happen there…we took stray dogs and cats growing up constantly …alot of family around us did…but wait since theres one video or even a few like this from tx that must mean we are a state of animal haters…what are you 12? Thats the only excuse you could have ..i know one kid who stomped on a baby bird at our school and was blacklisted his whole life because how angry every kid, teacher and parent got at the situation .his parents had to have a sitdown …this happened in 3Rd grade people still didnt talk to him in highschool..if it was a dog or cat?..omg..way worse….seriously get a clue ..”Texas you disgust me?” how embarassing for you…which cities all around america take part in dog fighting? O new york? Oh man then that must mean the whole state of new york is into animal cruelty…well….by your logic anyway …maybe nxt time you should say
      america is embarassed by those who torture and neglect animals..not blame a state for the crime of a few…grow up and realize the blame game on a whole for the crime of the few is naive and not helping …its tiresome.. is the beef industry here what u speak of ?..we do like our steak but its not to be cruel..and not just our state either. ..or hopefully your just under 16 and your to young to understand how the world works and your comment is understandable….otherwise you may commence correcting my grammar to help you grasp at dignity..ill give you that ..go ahead wouldnt reply anyways

  7. I don’t understand how anyone could hurt this sweet, innocent dog. If I didn’t already have two elderly Labs with significant health problems, I would adopt this boy.

  8. Couldn’t Pay ME ENOUGH TO MOVE TO that GOD forsaken STATE:::: THAT answers the question as to WHY WE ARE SEEING so DAMN MANY TEXAS ( they nee to add another s TEXASS ) LICENSE PLATES UP NORTH anymore!!!!

  9. Poor baby!!! How could people just walk on by??? What is this world coming to except for hate!!!!!Thank you for getting and helping him!!!!! I hope Buddy and his friend will find a Loving home together!!!

  10. This story just boggles the mind ! How could multiple people be so heartless! Best of luck Buddy and your friend!

  11. OMG! HOW,JUST HOW CAN ANY HUMAN BEING IGNORE THIS SWEET LITTLE BABY?? It’s appalling that a human just look at him and then continue about their day! COMPASSION AND KINDNESS is lacking in way too many so called humans!! ONCE AGAIN…..THANK YOU THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH RESCUE DOGS ROCK NYC!

  12. I cannot believe that this town just walk around him and did nothing. What is wrong Texas people are you that cold heartless people . My lord.! so sad, however karma will follow all who just walk past him and did nothing. Wishing this sweet soul a life of love and care.


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