A disturbing case of animal cruelty and heartbreak in Texas was discovered on Sunday, when Wally was found scrounging for food on the streets. What made the stray dog’s case even more egregious – someone had apparently hacked off most of his front leg. And there he was; left alone to die of starvation, an attack from another animal or agonize through a slow, painful death from infection.
Fortunately Rescue Dogs Rock NYC was notified, and the organization immediately made arrangements to rush Wally to their Texas veterinary partner to receive life-saving care and treatment.
“This is Wally and this is his reality,” Rescue Dogs Rock NYC co-founder Stacey Silverstein wrote on the group’s social media page. “This is what it looks like to be homeless with nowhere to turn.”
“We pulled Wally off the streets because we weren’t going to let him suffer another minute. Clearly he’s been severely abused. Who chopped off his front leg and left him to suffer?!”
This poor dog has been neglected for a long time. Emaciated and covered in mange, the medical staff at the veterinary hospital stated had Wally not been rescued and brought in for emergency care, he would have died in just a matter of days.
This young dog’s pictures tell the story of heartbreak.
Updates to follow. For now, Wally needs everyone’s support. Donations can be made:
Yesterday in the news: Dog holds record for longest resident at this NY shelter – more here.
More: Horrible couple left dogs to starve in backyard – more on the story here.
Thank you for rescuing me.
Saved after a storm