UPDATE: Dog ‘Champ’ at ex-girlfriend’s home intentionally left to starve

In Laurens, South Carolina, an angry ex-girlfriend is alleged to have intentionally starved “Champ” – the dog left in her possession. The rescue group Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, have stepped up to save the barely alive dog’s life.

“His heartbreaking story is that he is the victim of a breakup. The boyfriend apparently left him at the ex-girlfriend’s house and since he “was not her dog” she fed her dogs but not Champ.”

On Thursday morning’s update for Champ, co-founder of the rescue Jackie O’Sullivan gave concerned animal lovers some hope, although the dog’s condition remains critical.

“Champ’s condition definitely improved after yesterday’s blood transfusion. As you can see here, he was able to hold his head up for a short period of time. He was monitored all night & is still with us this morning so that’s a huge win! He remains on IV fluids & is being offered small amounts of food every few hours to avoid the very dangerous refeeding syndrome. He has not wanted to eat. His bloodwork is being rechecked now.”

The 16-month-old Mastiff was rescued early Tuesday evening by a Good Samaritan who contacted Animal Control for help. The dog was rushed to the shelter’s veterinarian for lifesaving treatment, and by the next afternoon had been transferred to a specialty veterinarian hospital where he continues to receive 24/7 emergency care and treatment. Champ only weighs 50 pounds – less than half the normal weight of 110 pounds for his breed and size and was covered with maggots (even in his mouth), extremely weak and with very pale gums signaling anemia. He was bathed and given food. His prognosis remained critical:

“Champ was transferred to our vet midday where he immediately started getting a blood transfusion. He was so pale with white gums that this was an obvious need. His bloodwork, as expected, is bad. His protein levels are too low as was his red blood cell count & of course he was very anemic & LOADED with hookworms. The hookworm burden was so HIGH the vet says his stomach is filled with tons of tiny bleeding ulcers. His blood has to be able to regenerate itself to combat this which it currently is not doing. His feces is black due to this bleeding. He will be monitored 24/7, is on IV fluids & meds & everything possible is being done to save his previous life.”

Elizabeth James has been charged with animal cruelty by Animal Control. The dog was near death on Tuesday when the Good Samaritan found him tied up and left alone to starve. Messages have been flooding into the rescue since Champ’s plight was shared by Pet Rescue Report. Champ’s original owner has been in contact with Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and states the dog had been in James’ possession for six months.

Champ was originally named Ace; he is a Rottweiler and Mastiff mix. Here is a photo of Champ just six months ago.


He has a long road back to health, and the donations for his very expensive medical care are appreciated. Click here to help:


Read the original story here.

Read more news on the National Pet Rescue page here.

Woman trapped dog inside of washing machine to gain Instagram followers – more here.

The cutest video you’ll see this week! Adorable otter has to cuddle her stuff in order to go to sleep – watch here.

Sweet kitten says thank you for being rescued – check out the video here.


25 replies
  1. Star Shelley says:

    Elizabeth James I wish you krama in your life for what you did to Champ. What in the hell did he do to you low life irresponsible bitch. I wish I could reach out to you and beat the shit of you.
    Sending prayers for Champ and pray he recovers and finds a good loving home.

    • Mandy Kelley says:

      I completely agree! That poor baby, only 16 months old. I bet he even still tried to wag his tail when he seen that cold hearted bitch. Karma can and will be a bigger bitch! I hope she gets the exact same treatment by our justice system that she gave to that puppy. Oh wait, someone who can do this to an innocent animal will be protected by her civil rights so her sentence will NEVER be comparable to what she did to this baby! I wish I could have 5 minutes alone with her!!!

    • LISA EXLINE says:

      What about the boyfriend? He needs the crap stomped out of him too! Dogs are a responsibility not just something to toss when you’re done with it. He should have NEVER left HIS dog! He’s just as big a waste of flesh as she is in my opinion. They should charge him with abandonment. And the girl, just let her loose, society will take the trash out on that one.

  2. pennysdachshunds says:

    This POS EVIL Woman is NOT HUMAN !!! SHE is a DEMONIC , NARCISSISTIC , PARASITE!!! Her family that SPAWNED this PUTRID EXCUSE Wasting the OXYGEN on THIS PLANET should Be PUT in PRISON for the remainder of her worthless life!!! She is beyond EVIL !!! I hope She is placed in a cell block and the guards go out for a long , long, coffee break after alerting the other inmates of HER EVIL , VILE and DOWN Right TORTUROUS DEMENOR !!!

  3. Adrienne says:

    Both Elizabeth James and her ex boyfriend should have the same thing done to them, especially her.Terrible thing the ex-boyfriend did by dumping the dog at her place, but feeding her own dogs and leaving Champ alone without any food and I assume water is beyond torture and she could have easily called animal control to pick up her boyfriends dog and take him to a shelter. At least the dog would have had a better chance than the way he is now. They both should be made to pay for all the treatment needed for Champ, them dump them someplace without food or water.

  4. Tanya Johnson says:

    May Elizabeth James have to look over her shoulder the rest of her days! Tried to find the evil bitch on FB but no luck. Praying so hard for Champ – so gut wrenching what this poor innocent dog has gone through.

    • Cathleen Mason says:

      She goes by a different name on Facebook. I wish I could remember what it is but you can find it by scrolling through comments on the Facebook post on Champ’s former situation in which he was starved. And I hope that evil little bitch gets everything coming to her for neglecting Champ so heinously. She deserves the maximum sentence of hard jail time. Lock her down with no food or water. #¥%@!

  5. Christina says:

    What horrible excuses for human beings that do this kind of shit..I would love to take a base ball bat to everyone of them..I pray karma meets each and every one of them soon and in the worst possible way. Pick on someone your own size you chicken shit inbred dumbfucks

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  7. Teresa says:

    Anyone who hurts a defenseless animal should receive the same torment back in two fold what a horrible, horrible, irresponsible, sickening thing to do.

  8. Mike says:

    She needs to be locked up for the rest of her life
    If she would do that to a animal what’s to say she wouldn’t do that to a human. Maybe even her own babys

  9. Sammie says:

    The best we can do for Champ at this point is to follow this case and MAKE SURE justice is done to the despicable woman. Don’t let her get off with a slap on the wrist like so many others

  10. Star Shelley says:

    Elizabeth James I hope you rot in Hell, I wish you no peace in your heart, mind, soul with nightmares for the rest of your pathetic evil life. What did this poor innocent dog do to you to deserve this horrible torture? people like you with such a black heart should not be walking among humans. I hope you pay the prize ans somebody beats the shit out of you and starve you like you did Champ.
    So what does the boyfriend have to say about this so call girlfriend and what she did to his dog !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Does he even care?


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