In Dallas, Texas a Golden retriever had been attacked by a pack of stray dogs at a rural trailer park. Neighbors stood there shocked, and said there was nothing they could do to help. When the small crowd was finally able to ward off the horrific ordeal and chase the dogs away, the terrified Golden ran and hid underneath one of the homes; covered in blood and badly injured from multiple dog bites, Goldie had no intentions of ever coming out.
The helpless dog laid in shock until he was finally coaxed out. By that time, Goldie was extremely weak and reeked of a rancid odor – the result of his multiple infected wounds. Brought to a local kill shelter, he never would have had a chance to survive without the help of animal advocate, Leslie Ysuhuaylas, who called Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and asked if they would step up for the dog’s survival and his emergency treatment. From there, Goldie was rushed to an emergency veterinarian hospital where he received life-saving treatment.
On Wednesday, Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the rescue organization, updated supporters stating Goldie has now been released from the veterinarian hospital and has been transferred to a foster home. As can be seen by his photos, most of his coat has been shaved away to treat the gashes, bites and scratches. And sadly, as serious as his physical injuries, the dog’s emotional state is just as worrisome.
“Goldie is fearful to walk and pancakes to the ground most of the time,” stated Stacey. “He has a long road back to being a healthy and well-balanced boy. We believe with love, patience and kindness, Goldie will flourish and gain confidence and eventually become happy and at peace once again. Right now he needs to heal.”
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC thanks everyone for the outpouring of support and love shown towards Goldie.
“He feels the love, we promise,” added Stacey.
(Photos and video of terrified Golden retriever attacked courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.)
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