Abandoned three-month-old puppy hit by a car in critical condition

On Friday afternoon, just hours before families made their final preparations to celebrate the holiday weekend, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC received an urgent call from a rural Georgia shelter pleading for help for a three-month-old puppy in critical condition just brought in by Animal Control after having been hit by a car. Who can even imagine out how any owner could be so irresponsible as to allow a puppy this young to wander anywhere by herself? Who can even imagine  how any owner wouldn’t be desperately trying to find their “lost” puppy?

According to Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the rescue, the ten-pound puppy suffered egregious injuries including cuts and gashes all over her body, including a deep hole in her side. She has been rushed to the organization’s emergency veterinarian; the puppy now dubbed Christie is reported to be in shock.

“She is being rushed as we post this to our Georgia Vet Partner to be stabilized,” Jackie posted on the organization’s Facebook page. “It is very possible this angel baby won’t make, it but we are going to try everything possible to save her life. She deserves all our prayers and our  help to give her that fighting chance that she so deserves.”

How could Jackie say no? Remember – don’t turn your back on your dogs even for a moment when they are not safely secured in your yard or on a leash. Accidents can happen in a split second.

There are no details of the accident suffered by Christie at this time. To help with Christie’s veterinarian expenses, go to or  Paypal:

(Photos and video of three-month-old Christie courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Video of Christie in critical condition arriving at emergency veterinarian: (Warning – graphic details)



UPDATE: Once healthy puppy returned to Baltimore shelter near death

Had it not been for the extraordinary efforts of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC late last week, Rupert’s story would never have been told; the one-year-old emaciated puppy – too weak to stand or barely lift his head had to be rushed to the organization’s specialty veterinarian hospital for emergency life-saving treatment. Just five days later, Rupert remains at the hospital, and although he is still in need of around the clock care and monitoring, the veterinarians and staff remain moderately optimistic.

On Tuesday morning, Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock updated the puppy’s condition on the organization’s Facebook page:

“…he’s able to stand for short periods with some support. He’s gone from 23 to 24.5lbs which is not a lot, but yesterday’s abdominal ultrasound ruled out any major issues. He remains anemic, EPI & other possible GI issues have been ruled out, but the medical team believes he has a bleed somewhere in there. Rupert was also full of parasites which he’s being treated for. The last concerning thing is that he has a nodule on one of his lungs. They are hoping the nodule is infection related, but of course worst case, it could be cancer.”

Six-months ago, Rupert had been adopted by a family from the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS). The energetic and healthy six-month-old puppy happily frolicked into his new owners’ arms – positive his young life would be one of love. Sadly, that was all too short-lived.  Late last week, Rupert was returned to BARCS as a skeleton; he could not stand or walk and was close to death. An animal cruelty investigation was initiated. According to the adopter, their puppy would eat, but he just didn’t gain weight. When adopted, Rupert weighed 33 pounds; when brought back to the shelter, the emaciated puppy weighed 22 pounds.

To help this dog, donations can be made to PayPal: or or mail: RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY NY 10028.

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Latest video of Rupert trying so hard to walk again. Feel better little guy.

Just a baby: Someone needed to save Morris, the puppy’s life

Meet Morris; this ten-month-old English bulldog and Boston terrier blend is adorable. How he ended up at the overcrowded Devore Animal Shelter is not understood, but no puppy should be exposed to the frightening experience of an open admission shelter where illness too often leads to humane euthanization.

Click here for Morris’ adoption information: “I am a neutered male, white and brown English Bulldog and Boston Terrier. The shelter staff think I am about 10 months old. I have been at the shelter since May 16, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call San Bernardino County – Devore Shelter at (909) 386-9820. Ask for information about animal ID number A672475. A Facebook page following this puppy’s plight can be found here or here.

Share this pup’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Advocates have been pledging funds to help a rescue organization with expenses. Don’t let Morris fall through the cracks; his future depends on all of us.

(Photo via Friends of Freddie – Saving Devore Shelter Animals)

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Someone mutilated puppy’s genitals and dumped him in a park

A young pup, dubbed “Chandler,” was mutilated and left for dead in a park on Detroit’s east side. The severely injured gray and white pit bull puppy was found in Detroit’s Chandler Park and taken under the wing of Detroit Dog Rescue.

On May 12, the rescue agency introduced Facebook followers to the injured puppy, and offered their speculation about how and why he was maimed:

We’ve blurred out some of his injuries, because we know it’s graphic. LittleChandler was mutilated by possibly a botched neuter gone so wrong. He has a scar on his abdomen, his genitals are completely ungloved and hanging out of his abdomen. The surgery to reattach his penis so he can eliminate, wound care, and more, will cost approximately $5,000.

On May 13, the rescue group updated followers about the injured puppy’s condition:

Chandler remains stable and is doing great! His wounds have been cleaned and are now free from necrotic and infected tissue. However, we ran into a problem. So much of the tissue was damaged as a result of this mutilation, that he has no skin in the area to close the wound. As we prepChandler for his big surgery, it has become apparent that he will need a skin graft too.

This requires extra preparation, medical care, and extra time in the intensive care unit. As a result, we have increased his GoFundMe for anyone that is interested in helping Chandler. This increase will cover anything he needs for his skin graft and surgery. We plan to use all of the donations gifted to his GoFundMe for only Chandler‘s care.

As of Monday, the GoFundMe account for Chandler’s veterinary costs had reached nearly $20,000. Click here to read more and/or donate.

A $2,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for Chandler’s injuries. The rescue group added:

If you know anything about who hurt me, or if you find any of my siblings in Chandler Park, please reach out to Detroit Dog Rescue right away at

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Family gave up on anxious dog, then someone discovered sweet bond with baby – read the heartwarming story here.

Puppy wanders onto family’s porch with his leg tied to wooden strip

In Anson County, North Carolina, a frightened and egregiously injured puppy wandered onto a homeowner’s porch with his front leg tied to a wooden strip. What may have started out as a puppy with a broken leg and obviously an unqualified person attempting to splint it, turned into a raging infection with necrotic tissue endangering the puppy’s life. Now dubbed Taz, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC rescued him on Friday evening just minutes after the rural shelter called asking for help.

“As you can see, his leg is tied to a piece of wood & had been for an extended period of time,” stated the organization’s co-founder Jackie O’Sullivan on their Facebook page.  “His leg was trapped like this for so long that the leg is severed where it was tied down with chips of bone floating & its infected and necrotic now! This poor baby has suffered immensely and that sickens us. The caller to Animal Control said the puppy showed up on their deck.”

Barely six-months old, the puppy was rushed to the organization’s emergency veterinarian partner where the severe necrosis will require Taz to have his leg amputated – simply because he was denied medical care weeks ago. The puppy is now on the strongest pain medication and intravenous fluids to stabilize him in preparation for surgery Saturday afternoon.

In the past few days, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC have taken several medical emergency cases; they cannot continue their work helping some of the most serious cases without help. PayPal: or or mail: RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY NY 10028.

(Photos of puppy whose leg tied to wooden strip courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Burned puppy in Kansas City with severe burns winds up as having been an accident

In Kansas City, Kansas, a four-month-old puppy with horrible injuries was found just south of Ferree and Argentine Boulevard. On Saturday, the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City began treating the burned puppy, who when found, suffered from second and third degree burns covering half of her body. According to the organization’s Facebook page, authorities believed the puppy dubbed Aurora had been an innocent victim of an intentional act of animal cruelty.

On Monday, the Kansas City Kansas Police Department’s investigation revealed the puppy accidentally knocked over a pan of hot grease while the owners had been cooking. The family told authorities they tried to provide Aurora with the proper medical treatment but could not afford it and didn’t want their dog euthanized. They stated they contacted Animal Control “as a last resort” to pick up the puppy – knowing she would be given medical treatment.

“The story that was seen on social media and was seen running down the street was not true,” Officer Cameron Morgan with The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department told 41 Action News.  “An incident occurred with the family that actually owned the puppy. They have been in contact with us. Somehow in the communication, this separate story was leaked out that the dog was actually set on fire. The dog was never actually set on fire, but did sustain burns to her, just not by a fire.”

According to FoxNews, veterinarians examining the pup, said her injuries were not consistent with gasoline or any type of flammable accelerant. How the accident happened has not been explained, however the investigation does continue. Police do not expect to file any charges at this time.

“If this were my pet, I’d be heartbroken. I’d be really heartbroken,” stated Officer Morgan.

Aurora continues to make progress and is reported to be doing better every day. The puppy is also deaf – there has been no correlation between the accident and her lack of hearing.  To help with the puppy’s recovery, please click here. Aurora still has a long way to go until she is ready for a new home.

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(Photos and videos courtesy of the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City)

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Three-pound puppy Calypso rescued from disturbing case of neglect

Meet Calypso; just a five-month-old Chihuahua who weighs three-pounds and who tries to scratch with every step she takes. What was once a simple case of mange and easily cured by bringing the puppy to a veterinarian for treatment, this innocent little one’s condition was ignored.  And over months – not just days, Calypso continued to suffer. On Friday, Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs came to her rescue.

“There are no words for the shape Calypso arrived in today. She’s only 5-6 months … Her eyes are watering constantly from all the irritation. This has developed over months, not days…. how this happened, how someone watched this happen, how long has this baby been suffering? She’s under medical watch now, antibiotics, pain meds, small frequent meals…”, the group posted to their Facebook page to update their followers after the puppy’s disturbing photo was posted.

Demodectic mange in dogs is a common infestation of the dog’s skin composed of tiny, cigar-shaped, eight-legged mites that live and feed in the hair follicles. It is not as severe as Sarcoptic mites (often called scabies), and many times can resolve itself, however dogs with suppressed immune systems can present with more serious cases. With Calypso, her mange has been compounded by a severe skin infection accompanying a possible blood infection; attributed to neglect. The puppy is now being treated and will remain at the organization’s veterinary partner until she is strong enough to be fostered. 

To help with Calypso’s care, donations can be made here  or by mail to Second Chance Rescue, PO Box 570701 Whitestone, New York 11357.

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(Photo and video courtesy of Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs)

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Puppy in Kansas City found running down the street after set on fire

In Kansas City, Kansas, a four-month-old puppy was found running down the street after someone set her on fire. On Saturday, the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City began treating the puppy, who when found, suffered from second and third degree burns covering half of her body. According to the organization’s Facebook page, authorities believe this may have been an intentional act of animal cruelty:

“Every so often we see glimpses of humankind at its worst & today is one of those days.  These pictures are graphic, but we want you to meet Aurora, a ~4 month old pitbull mix puppy who was brought to us today with 2nd & 3rd degree burns covering almost half of her body. She was reported to the local authorities while seen running down the street after being set on fire. Aurora was then picked up at 813 S. Ferree St. in KCK and brought to us through our Ray of Hope partnership with KCK Animal Services. She is now safe and being treated for her severe injuries, which will require about one month of burn care & may result in permanent scarring. Although we haven’t known Aurora long we can already see she is one brave little pup!”

If anyone has any information about this puppy now named Aurora, please contact Detective Gunzenhauser with the Criminal Investigations Bureau of the Kansas City Police Department – KCKPD at 913.573.6058 or

Donations can be made to Ray of Hope, Gabriel’s Fund for injured animals or directly to Aurora’s fund. The puppy will also need a foster home; if interested in helping, please contact the shelter or call (913) 596-1000.

(Photos of Kansas City puppy Aurora via Facebook)

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Puppy with mangled leg followed kids home: NY rescue comes to his aid

A puppy with a severely mangled leg followed kids home from a bus stop in Poteet, Texas on Thursday. The damage to his swollen and bleeding back leg resulted in exposed bone. Had the pup spent any time in the nearby shelter, he would have been euthanized because of lack of funds for emergency veterinary care. Instead another life has been saved. 

On Thursday evening, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC arranged to have the Texas Heeler mix transferred to their veterinary partner; he has been named Marlon. It is not known how this puppy hurt himself, and it is still unclear whether his paw and his leg can be saved.

“We shudder to think the pain this baby is in,” posted the rescue’s co-founder Stacey Silverstein. “We are hearing the bones in the paw ‘aren’t connected.'”


To help Marlon and the other emergency cases at Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, or or mail: RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY NY 10028

(Photos and video of Marlon with a mangled leg courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and Leslie Ysuhuauylas)

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4-month-old abandoned puppy wandered for days with gaping hole in his face

As everyone headed home on Friday evening preparing for a restful weekend, a frantic 911 call came into Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. A four-month-old puppy had been picked up by animal control in San Antonio, Texas with a life-threatening injury. Part of the pup’s face had been ripped off; leaving a gaping hole. No one knows how the injury happened, however it is suspected he was attacked by another dog. What do young puppies know about defending themselves at such a young age? 

For five days, the defenseless puppy was reported to have been wandering around an abandoned home. Finally an area resident called animal control; had that not happened, it is likely the dog dubbed Nelson would have died. By the time animal control found him, Nelson was in shock; his facial wounds were infected and already rotting away.

“We cannot imagine why people waited so long and allowed Nelson to suffer so,” stated Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the rescue organization. 

And in coordination with animal advocate Leslie Ysuhuaylas, transportation was arranged to the Callaghan Road Animal Hospital where surgery was performed on Saturday to clean and close the puppy’s injuries. Nelson is now resting comfortably; perhaps the first time in his very short life. In all fairness to the area residents, it is possible no one saw the puppy’s injuries, but what happened to Nelson’s owner?

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC are often called upon to help seriously abused and at risk dogs from kill shelters and provide these special companions with specialized medical care – often running into thousands of dollars. To help Nelson and more dogs in similar serious circumstances, donations can be made to PayPal: or or mail: RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY NY 10028.

(Photos of puppy with gaping hole in his face courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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