Treated like trash: Scrappy infested with fleas, ticks and mange

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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.

(Photos courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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21 replies
  1. Nancy Raymond says:

    THANK GOD FOR RESCUE DOGS ROCK NYC – Scrappy would have been left to suffer until they decided to euthanize him. Good luck Scrappy, hope you get the safe loving home you so well deserve and never had.

    • SueBiss says:

      I was thinking the thing as you Nancy, thank goodness for Rescue Dogs Rock NY. This shelter has saved so many dogs bow and over the past few years or more. This shelter is a blessing for all abused and neglected dogs and puppies (cats and kittens too). I don’t know how they can afford to do did but God bless them.

  2. Susan M. Bissell says:

    Please keep us up to date on Scrappy. I would like to see him when his hair has grown back and he is healthy, plus a happy dog again (if he ever had the chance to be a healthy and happy dog).

  3. Beth says:

    This first 4 reports and 3 come from the south. This country has to do something about the people in the southern states. It’s so sick that the majority of donated funds from all across this country continues to be used up by the SOUTH. So sick, ignorant and greedy. The SOUTH SUCKS!

  4. Cynthia Como says:

    Sweet precious fur baby!! He looks like he is part Chinese Crested. I’m so,so relived he has been rescued,he has suffered so much! THANK YOU RESCUE DOGS ROCK NYC

  5. Angela Corso says:

    What a heartwarming story. The worst cases need the most love! God bless the organization that is taking care of this poor baby. God Bless!! Keep us posted on her health.

  6. Marilyn says:

    Hi all! I wanted to share that Scrappy is thriving with me in NY! She is my first foster and Im happy to report, a foster fail! She has been with me since 7/1/17.


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