A “bag of bones,” who was abandoned with a blanket at a Delaware County, PA, park last month, has died. The emaciated dog, dubbed Sly, was picked up by a humane officer after a contractor noticed him struggling at Deshong Park in Chester on April 24.
Sly was taken to Providence Animal Center where an exam revealed that he had an intestinal blockage from a rope chew toy. There is speculation that Sly’s owners may have abandoned him after learning that expensive surgery would be needed to save his life.
Though the surgery was successful, Sly ultimately succumbed to the neglect – Providence Animal Center shared word of Sly’s passing with Facebook followers on Sunday:
With incredible sadness, we must share the news that Sly has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. His expert team of caretakers at Penn made every effort to stabilize him, and in the end, his lungs just couldn’t handle it. We’re grateful he received one last kiss this afternoon from his beloved Dr. Croce. We’re proud we could do absolutely everything possible to attempt to save him – all because of the support we received from you. We will forever be left with Sly’s oversized footprints on our collective (currently broken) heart. We love you, big boy. It’s been an honor.
The animal center wants the public to know that there is help for people who are in need of expensive, life-saving care for their pets…abandoning should never be an option.
Humane officers are gathering information in Sly’s case and charges may be forthcoming.
(Providence Animal Center)
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