Tragic update for starving Texas stray abandoned at shelter

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In Paris, Texas, a sweet stray nearly starved to death arrived at the local shelter on Monday. The friendly dog’s eyes were hollowed out and because he was weak from the lack of nourishment, he could barely stand. Still the dog, named Mel, held no grudges and happily wagged his tail – knowing rescuers were there to help him.

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC  stepped up to help Mel, and  besides being a walking skeleton, he presented with a severe case of diarrhea with blood. It was hoped Mel didn’t have the often times fatal parvovirus.

Mel happily went to his foster home, but the joy of rescue and subsequent healing was to be short-lived. On Wednesday evening, Mel was rushed to the emergency veterinarian hospital because he was neither drinking nor eating.

“We suspected a blockage but it was our greatest fear. After diagnostic testing was completed it showed a huge mass on Mel’s liver indicating cancer and his body riddled with cancer.

The ER vet felt that Mel was suffering a great deal and that he had no life expectancy and the humane thing to do would be to put him to sleep. We never want a dog suffering … so Mel is at peace now and pain free,” Rescue Dogs Rock NYC posted on their Facebook page.

Yes, Mel was loved these last few days. Tragically, we can’t save them all.

Rest in peace Mel.

Scroll down on this Facebook page thread to view Mel’s short video.

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2 replies
  1. Bunny Peters says:

    Thank you very much for trying to save this precious treasure. Whilst I am very sad Mel passed away, I am very thankful for your care and compassion for this precious treasure. Mel knew love and caring from you and didn’t die alone, afraid, in pain and unloved in that shelter……

    Mel, your precious life mattered. I know that you are absolutely in Heaven. Please look for MacKitty and join his wonderful snuggle buddies group and RIP amongst loving friends.

  2. Diana Rowell says:

    I’m so glad you got some people in the end that showed you love and a kind hand Mel, but you DID deserve so much better. TO THE DEMON SPAWNED PUKES WHO ABANDONED A SWEET SENTIENT BEING WITH CANCER: I pray Karma finds YOU with reality check UNLIKE anything you’ve ever seen: YOUR body riddled with disease and explosive PAIN throughout, while everyone around YOU that YOU count on, LEAVE you with the SAME sense of selfishness.


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