In the southernmost tip of Texas lies the Rio Grande Valley. Known to be an area where irresponsible owners toss their dogs aside, the homeless and frightened dogs scavenge for scraps of food. Ironically the dogs too often pay the ultimate price with their lives – for having been abandoned by the families they loved.
A crew of dockworkers at the sea port have engaged lately in a brutal, inhumane practice. The men are slashing the dogs with machetes. Had it not been for a compassionate worker on Sunday morning, Merlin’s story would have already ended. When the Good Samaritan saw the dog, she rushed him to the nearest veterinarian. She didn’t know what else to do. That doctor reached out to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and asked if they could help.
Merlin is now receiving the best of care, however his injuries almost “severed him in two.” He will be undergoing surgery.
(Photos of Merlin via Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)
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