In a rural area of Edinburg, Texas, a terribly neglected, stray pup who tried to eat rocks to survive had been struck by a car and brought to the nearest shelter by animal control late last week.
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC were contacted and quickly made arrangements to transport her to the emergency veterinarian hospital for life-saving treatment. At the time of her rescue, Birdie had been unable to walk. Mats and tangles around her legs and abdomen more than likely added to her difficulty in movement.
Tragically, all the best veterinary help could not save Birdie. She had been too far gone, and the care provided to her was not enough to save her life.
After diagnostic testing was performed, it was determined that Birdie had a perforated rectum and colon, infested with maggots inside and outside her body . The X-ray shows, not rocks as we had suspected , but built up feces that had been sitting in Birdies stomach for at least a week . She was unable to defecate because of the perforation in her colon.”
All we can say is that Birdie is not in pain anymore and is at peace now. Do we wihs we could have saved her? Yes, we do and we curse her owners for allowing her to suffer like this. If we only had more time…,” the rescue organization posted amid tears and sorrow.