Worried Claremont resident finds emaciated puppy curled up in doorway of backyard shed

In the Claremont section of Baltimore, Maryland, a concerned homeowner notified authorities on Saturday morning, he found a frightened and emaciated puppy curled up in the doorway of the backyard shed behind his house. He explained the door had been broken, and the puppy must have entered during the cold night trying to keep warm. Especially troubling was the pup barely moved; she was weak, dehydrated, hungry and softly crying in pain. Somewhere a human failed her and nearly starved her to death.choban 2

When Rescue Dogs Rock NYC volunteered to help, they contacted their rescue partners at Baltimore City Animal Control who were able to get out to the  property and transport the puppy, dubbed Choban, to Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Center (BARCS). From there the dog’s critical condition hastened her transfer to an emergency veterinarian hospital where her body score was evaluated as barely a “1” on a “1 -9” scale. Choban was cold to the touch – a huge cut on her face extended from her eye to her nose, her forehead had abrasions, and the wound on her left leg continued to bleed.choban 3

“You can see every bone in her tiny body,” stated Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC on the organization’s Facebook page as she described what happened to Choban. “Poor baby. What must she have been thinking each day when she woke up? Another day without food; another day of pain in her empty tummy. Our hearts were broken by her condition and seeing just how timid she was. We couldn’t get a good photo because—while very sweet—she wanted to curl up in the back of her transport crate.”

Choban is currently at the emergency veterinarian where her medical bill estimate for the first 48 hours will be $1,800. To help, please click here, Paypal at Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY NY 10028.

(Photos of emaciated puppy Choban courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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15 replies
  1. Kathleen Drude says:

    There’s no excuse for a baby to be treated this way!i can’t even begin to imagine what Choban went thru! Stay strong little one! On you I place my kisses and my protection!

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  2. Nancy Raymond says:

    Thank God for the compassionate homeowner who cared enough to help this little dog – I truly hope Choban gets the safe loving home she so well deserves and obviously never had.

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  3. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    So Sad, thank you for finding her and having her saved just in time. I hope she will recover and find a forever home.

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  4. Dee pruitt says:

    I LIVE IN MARYLAND AND I AM APPALLED !!! I HAVE BEEN AN ADVOCATE FOR ANIMALS FOR 40 YEARS AND THIS INCIDENT IS UNACCEPTABLE ! WE ARE NOT A POOR STATE. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS POOR BABY TO HAVE BEEN STARVED LIKE THIS ! SOME SICK IGNORANT BASTARD DID THIS FOR SPITE. BECAUSE THEY COULD. PLEASE PUT OUT A REWARD FOR THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF THIS HEARTLESS JACKASS. I WILL PUT UP THE 1ST $100.

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  5. Annika says:

    Oh my goodness! I can’t bear to look at the sight of the poor little dog 🙁 I hope he regains back his health and may he find happiness in his new shelter!

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