Hunter was dumped at a South Texas shelter late last week; his owner walked away and was not charged with animal cruelty. How will this egregious treatment of companion animals ever change if there are no consequences? How did his owner sleep at night knowing how badly this dog had been suffering?
Hunter had been suffering for a long time. He is just one-year-old, and to look at him, everyone thought he was a senior dog. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped forward to help, and the dog was immediately transferred from the shelter to an emergency veterinarian hospital in San Antonio where he is receiving life-saving treatment.
“His skin is so severely burned that our vet could not find a vein for an IV to administer fluids,” rescue co-founder Stacey Silverstein wrote on the organization’s social media page to update animal advocates about Hunter’s condition. “His stomach which is a very sensitive area is also completely infected with the same burn like symptoms. We are so angry right now that his owners sat back and allowed Hunter to suffer like this.”
Hunter continues to be administered strong pain medication. He has been placed under anesthesia to debride and scrub much of his necrotic skin.
His condition remains critical.