On Monday morning, a family heard high-pitched crying sounds coming from their yard. They rushed out to follow the desperate sounding yelps; only to discover a 6-week-old puppy had been dumped after someone tied him up in a net that had been strangling him. The puppy tried so hard to escape, but he just wasn’t strong enough.
When the pup arrived at the Taladega Alabama Shelter, the staff and volunteers were shocked at the extent of the injuries on one so young. The sores on his legs were inundated with maggots, and the deep wounds appeared to go down to the bone.
As with most rural shelters, they lack the resources to treat medical emergencies and are forced to make the decision not to allow these animals to suffer. The shelter needed immediate rescue for this puppy and notified Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and asked for help.
“Thankfully they reached out and we, of course, said YES, and he was rushed to the closest vet for urgent medical care,” c0-founder of the rescue group, Jackie O’Sullivan, posted on the organization’s Facebook page.
“We hope he will walk and that his legs can be saved. He’s such a little heartbreaker & still had maggots in his wounds when he got to the vet…What could possibly drive someone to do this? It’s pure evil.”
This little puppy, barely starting his life shortly after birth, needs help. He has been named Elijah Blue. Updates on his condition to follow.
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