In a Texas community where no one seems to care much about neglected dogs, Smokey lived on a chain in misery while a tumor on his head and neck grew. As the lump grew to the size of a melon, and Smokey could barely hold his head erect, his owners still continued to ignore their dog. He was left chained, and the closest he ever got to a home was looking in the window.
On Friday, Smokey was surrendered to a kill shelter in the most egregious condition.
“Smokey outside on his chain looking in, as his owner did NOTHING but watch him cry in pain for months. They also failed t o feed him and he’s emaciated with every rib showing,” wrote Stacey Silverstein, the co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC – the nonprofit animal welfare organization that saved Smokey’s life earlier this morning.
Tragically, the shelter where Smokey was surrendered has no authority for enforce criminal action against the dog’s owners; the laws in Texas in support of companion animals is too lenient.
“When he was surrendered today to a kill shelter in this horrific condition, they failed to removed the thick chain and just left it on as you can see in the videos,” Stacey continued. “No remorse, no respect, and not one ounce of humility for Smokey – a living being who breathes and walks this earth just like them.”
Smokey has been rushed to an emergency veterinarian hospital where he will receive expert medical care. His prognosis is unknown and will need a consultation at a specialty hospital and surgery to remove the huge tumor on his head weighing him down.
***Urgent Funds Needed****SMOKEY LIVED ON A CHAIN IN MISERY WHILE HIS TUMOR GREW AND GREW Look at the suffering and the pain he endures right NOW on a cold shelter floor ! ANIMAL CRUELTY !!! The tumor is so big and heavy now Smokey can’t hold up his head His owners did nothing but watch Smokey suffer as the tumor on his face grew to the size of a melon Smokey outside on his chain looking in , as his owners did NOTHING but watch him cry in pain for months They also failed to feed him and he’s emaciated with every rib showing When he was surrendered today to a kill shelter in this horrific condition they failed to remove the thick chain and just left it on as you can see in the videos No remorse , no respect , not one ounce of humility for Smokey , a living being who breaths and walks this earth just like them We are truly jolted over this case and the cruelty that has been inflicted on this poor dog Worst of all the shelter where he was surrendered has no power to enforce criminal action against his owners The laws in the state of Texas in support of companion animals is so lax that nothing can be done here We are disgusted and infuriated and saddened by Smokey’s serious and life threatening conditionThis all could have been avoided if his owners cared to help him, instead they TORTURED HIM !!!We will do our best to help Smokey get the expert medical care he needs and deserves . We just hope we are not to late to help.Smokey will need a consult at a Specialty Hospital and surgery to remove the ghastly tumor on his head that is weighing him down Smokey is being rushed for immediate medical treatment We can’t help without youOur funds are completely depleted ! So please DONATE to help Smokey Https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/rescuedogsrocknyc Additional pics in the comments
Posted by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC on Friday, July 26, 2019
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