Left to suffer in unimaginable pain, a badly burned dog was left untreated and tethered with chains for weeks in rural Georgia. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC calls this one of the worst abuse cases ever encountered in all of their years of rescue.
The black Labrador retriever named Ziggy had been chained in the yard of his owners when a fire ignited at the home. Instead of cutting the chain and pushing the dog off to the side for safety, the dog’s owners watched as the fire engulfed the area and as Ziggy’s skin burned. The dog sustained second and third degree burns on most of his body. And for two weeks they left him on the chain – it was only on Thursday they put the dog in the trunk of their vehicle and brought him to the shelter.
“The shelter staff watched as his owners opened the trunk of their car to find Ziggy; laying there helpless, severely injured, lifeless and emaciated to the point of mere bones,” stated Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the rescue organization. “Ziggy’s skin is literally peeling off from the severity of the burns. You can see the burn marks around his eyes, on his ears, his back end, his legs and even his private parts were scorched.”
Most of the burned areas are now infected because they were left untreated for such a long period of time.
Ziggy remains at the organization’s partner veterinarian hospital where is currently being treated and administered pain medication.
“Ziggy is at our GA Vet Partner and we are awaiting an update and photos. We do know that Ziggy is only a year old and very very emaciated. We can assume his ***owners not only failed to release him from the chain he was on, they also forgot to feed him. It’s a true miracle he is alive.”
His road to recovery will be long but Rescue Dogs Rock NYC will be there for him through every step of his recovery.
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(Photos of Ziggy rescued and left to suffer unimaginable pain courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)
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