Devastating news about Sunshine: Pup left tied to a tree

In Paris, Texas, the skeletal dog, named Sunshine, discovered tied to a tree by a Good Samaritan and rescued by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC   passed away Wednesday afternoon. Stacey Silverstein, the rescue group’s co-founder, shared the devastating news on Facebook and thanked everyone for the generous support.

“She was surrounded by our volunteers and medical staff when she passed away; at least she felt the warmth of human touch and an outpouring of love from everyone who witnessed her last breath and all of you, our amazing supporters who in your prayers fought for Sunshine’s survival every minute.”

Sunshine had the best medical care possible, and even though she didn’t survive, it was not for lack of trying.  And as tragic and heartbreaking the news is about Sunshine, it’s time to contact government officials who might be able to change the tragic story for the next dog found in a horrible situation.

“If you are outraged about Sunshine and the abuse and neglect she suffered, tied to a tree in a backyard while her Owner watched her for months wither away to a skeleton, then please contact the following entity on this post,” Stacey posted.

Please be respectful and courteous and request justice for Sunshine. Everyone is mourning the death of this dog, but we must fight for those who cannot speak the responsible way.

We are so sorry humans let you down Sunshine, but through advocacy and determination to protect our companion animals, you will not have died in vain.

Read prior coverage of Sunshine’s story here.

Many thanks to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC who consistently volunteer to help the most serious cases.

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4 replies
  1. Dee says:

    I know of cases where they put the dog to sleep just a normal person but they tell us that it died because if they tell everybody that they put the dog to sleep everybody will just go into an uproar

  2. Jan Barnes says:

    Rest In Peace, dearest angel. You are in Heaven, and a “special place” in HELL is waiting for your SICK EVIL OWNER!

  3. Bunny Peters says:

    I just can’t imagine how or why some POS would be this cruel to a helpless, loving furbaby……. There is NO law that “forces someone to have a furbaby”…… if you don’t want a furbaby, then don’t have one…… How can someone be this cruel and still like what they see in the mirror??? Her POS owners have reserved places in Hell waiting for them where they will burn forever for their cruelty……

    RIP precious treasure Sunshine. You were loved during your last hours and I am glad you received this comfort instead of dying alone, in pain, afraid and worst of all, unloved….. I am very sorry your humans failed you and you suffered alone for so long……

    I know you are in Heaven. Please look for MacKitty and he will welcome you into his “snuggle buddies club”!!!!!!!!! May you RIP among his loving friends…..


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