A small, emaciated dog, weighing less than ten pounds had been thrown away as if she were nothing more than trash, at a South Houston car wash. No one knows how long she had been wandering alone and trying to find relief from her hunger and her infected skin. When a plea went out on social media, animal advocates rallied to help.
Kind hearts at the adjoining gas station stepped up to help with the puppy’s immediate needs, but the tiny dog, afflicted with a severe case of mange, needed much more attention and care than food, water and a reassuring hand. Advocates called out to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC to rescue the small dog.
By Saturday evening, the starving dog, now dubbed Nelda, was safe. Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the rescue organization has made arrangements for Nelda at their emergency veterinarian hospital partner where she is now being evaluated and treated. Who can ever understand how anyone could let their dog physically deteriorate like this? Nevertheless, Nelda will receive the care needed and never suffer again.
Updates to follow.
(Photo of Nelda tossed away like trash at car wash courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)
Nelda can be helped by DONATING towards her medical care:
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