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