What would have been the chances of anyone walking by Scrappy’s kennel in a San Antonio animal shelter and offering to adopt him? The three-year-old tiny terrier had been abandoned, and when Animal Control picked him up, perhaps it was to be the best day of Scrappy’s life. Animal advocates called upon Rescue Dogs Rock NYC for emergency help, and Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the organization quickly agreed. On Friday, Jackie posted the heartbreaking information on the rescue’s Facebook page concerning the dog’s condition as reported by the shelter staff:
“Heart worm positive, demodex mange (not contagious) lots of fleas and ticks. Scrappy is very nervous about his situation. Although he does not feel well, he is not aggressive and very tolerant when being handled. Even with his condition not being so awesome, it really seems like there is a sweet dog in there.”
And so Scrappy was soon on his way to the organization’s partner veterinarian for an initial examination and some soothing medication to begin the long rehabilitation process; so many physical issues for a three-year-old dog. What makes it all so very tragic is that with proper care, Scrappy would never have had to endure any of the obvious suffering he must now overcome. No one can be sure of Scrappy’s breed at this time, but several advocates have speculated this little guy could be a Chinese Crested. What do you think?
We do know however, that Rescue Dogs Rock NYC will make sure Scrappy will be beautiful once again.
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