Xavier: 4-year-old German shepherd forgotten outside and thrown away as trash

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Xavier has been suffering for an extended period of time. The four-year-old German shepherd, his regal breed barely recognizable because of prolonged neglect and the loss of his once glorious coat, was never given a name. How he wound up at a county animal shelter in south Texas is not known, but it was to become the luckiest day of Xavier’s life.

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC were called on Tuesday morning and asked if they would help; it was a matter of life or death. The dog’s condition was heartbreaking; his gentle personality and his pleading eyes begged for one more chance. Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the organization needed to tell the dog’s story:

” I think if Xavier could speak, he would tell us he has been suffering for so long and was at the end of the road,” Stacey began. “I need medical attention if I’m going to survive another day. I hope you think I’m worth being saved. I never had a name until today, because I was thought of as garbage and left outside to rot; instead of being treated like a living, breathing being.”

Described as very friendly and a dog who obviously holds no grudges, Xavier has been transferred to the organization’s partner veterinary hospital for life saving treatment.

“Today the angels swooped in and said they would try to save me, and they gave me the name of Xavier.”

Hundreds of comments on the Facebook page for Rescue Dogs Rock NYC shared their disgust and disbelief that any dog could be so ignored and neglected. How does any human wake up in the morning, look outside at a young dog like Xavier and make believe nothing is wrong? How does any human not feed their dog?  How is it that neighbors, family or anyone just passing by didn’t notice the condition and call for help? Sadly these unanswered questions nearly cost Xavier his life. It is hoped he will survive; his condition is critical.

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(Photos of Xavier courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

Xavier’s immediate care includes treatment for his skin, eyes, ears and even his feet. Everything hurts this poor dog. Follow his plight on the organization’s Facebook. To help, donations can be made toHttp://rescuedogsrocknyc.org/ or through  Paypal: donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org.




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22 replies
  1. pennysdachshund says:

    THIS IS SIMPLY UNBELIEVEABLE !!! How can “normal” human beings ( one actually starts to wonder if there are any ) in the state of TEXAS put up with this total debacle of torturous, cruel, evil, moronic , neglect and mistreatment of animal’s in their state… The individuals who have ONE OUNCE of DECENCY NEED to implement planes in their COMMUNITIES to help PUT A STOP to this Total BULLSHIT>>> this POOR FELLOW NEEDS TO BE THE TEXAS POSTER DOG !!! NEVER HAVE I SEEN ANYTHING WORSE.. AGAIN RDNY has come thru….

  2. Barbara Garabedian says:

    Plea s save this littlevdoggie please god whoever did this I hope they are put on trash @ die & drown bg

  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    Xavier is safe with Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and will get the care he needs. Thanks again to a wonderful organization that time and time again steps forward for these poor dogs.

  4. Elaine Briden says:

    Geesh i wish it was legal to just go around and shoot fuckers like that that do this to animals. Legal or not those fuckers better watch their backs. They make me sick ????????????????????????

  5. Keith Colegrove says:

    People who neglect and abuse animals are the worst kind of evil. They are defenseless beautiful creatures.

  6. Nancy Raymond says:

    The lowlife trash that left this poor dog in such deplorable condition needs a severe dose of street justice – since he was in a so called ‘shelter’ in Texas you can be well assured NOTHING was done to help him. Apparently he mysteriously appeared at a shelter in south Texas – and once again, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC came through and Xavier is now under their care – I hope he recovers fully and gets the safe loving home no one in Texas could be bothered to do.

  7. Cynthia Como says:

    Heartbreaking!! So sick with assholes being able to get away with this!! Start sternly punishing ALL scum that get caught doing this and we would start to see less of it,but our lawmakers and judicial condone and enable this horror and the abuser KNOW it!!!

  8. Colleen says:

    These coldblooded and totally worthless blobs of wasted space will be charged with animal cruelty….RIGHT?!! I am numb with absolute hatred burning through my veins toward ANYBODY who does heartless and cruel shit to animals! These types of MONSTERS do the most horrific harm to animals….today. Tomorrow (hell, could be happening right now) it will be a person who, like this poor dog is defenseless and smaller..Cowards.

  9. Red says:

    Hope these monsters who owned him and had him tethered are in jail. The police, courts and judges have to get the point across that if animals are NOT PART OF YOUR FAMILY…………….do not have one.

  10. Keith Colegrove says:

    I would be happy to have Xavier as a part of my family. I have resuced 2 from bad siyuations but nothing as horiffic as his.


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