Unforgivable neglect and abuse, rescuers tried to save him but it was too late

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A plea for urgent rescue help went out in the Mesquite, Texas animal shelter on Thursday afternoon. Sadly it was too late. The photo of unforgivable neglect; an apparently suffering tiny dog with visibly rotting teeth and overgrown nails quickly went viral on social media bringing animal advocates to tears. Where he came from or if he had been surrendered to the shelter was not disclosed.

“…At first I thought the jaw had been broken. Looks like a puppy mill dog. …”

“…Nails don’t get that long from being a stray on the street – that dog was kept indoors, maybe even crated to get in that condition…”

Rescue organizations volunteered to help and as funds were being pledged for the dog’s rescue, the shelter veterinarians diagnosed the dog’s mouth and throat with inoperable tumors. Humane euthanasia was the only choice.

The plight of these terribly abused dogs are shared daily. As has been stated, it is important to show these dogs and what neglect has done to them. How else do people come together to insist upon stiffer penalties for those who abuse animals?

“Closing our eyes to the problem is not the way to deal with it. We need to do better by these animals,” animal advocate Aly Heubel stated on the group’s Facebook page.

Rest in peace little one.

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Yesterday in the news: Family left senior dog at shelter -told staff she’s “too old.” More here.

Additional News: Horrible! Men arrested for hanging dogs and beating them to death – more here.

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  1. I agree Jan, I’m thinking chained to a pole in the ithrr Siberia, Alaska or the Sarah, no food or water, no shelter for ten years or as long as they last whichever is longest. I’m so outraged at the scum of the earth who do this to innocent defenceless animals that outraged is too mild a term.

  2. If a picture of this tiny dog doesn’t move you, I don’t know what will make people realize that neglected animals can not continue in our country any longer. Something must be done. Politicians from the top down to local levels need to change our neglect laws against those who abuse dogs and that includes puppy mills that must be closed throughout this country. They serve no purpose other than cause grief,abuse and torture to those animals that are caged for their whole lives or until they can no longer produce pups, then they are cast off to wander away. USDA must inspect all these homes that breed animals for profit and shut them down now. Bad enough Texas has such horrible areas where pups like this are roaming the streets, and intentionally victimized by scum on the street. Something must be done to be the voice of these tortured and abused animals.How can we as a country allow this to continue. Call your politicians in your state to get animal abuse laws changed to have more teeth in them where there are stiffer fines and also extended jail time. Felony charges must be enforced for those that commit these horrible acts on these dogs. RIP little dog, wish you had been rescued earlier and maybe you would have had a fighting chance. Hope you were surrounding by loving people.

  3. As sad as it is that this precious Furbaby died, at least he knew loving care during his final hours instead of dying alone, afraid, in pain and unloved…..

    RIP precious Furbaby. You did NOT deserve to be abused….. please look for MacKitty in Heaven and you can RIP amongst loving snuggle buddies.

    Precious treasure, your life mattered. I hope the POS’s who abused and abandoned you are found, prosecuted and punished severely.

    The POS’s who abused you will burn in Hell forever for their cruelty……. let’s hope they get there ASAP after suffering a terrible death in pain, alone, afraid and unloved…….


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