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Pregnant Maltese dumped at shelter with grapefruit sized tumor

In another heartbreaking situation of neglect and abuse, a tiny white Maltese found herself at a high kill south Texas animal shelter this week because her previous owner didn’t want to deal with the grapefruit sized tumors on her belly. The dog, barely weighs 17-pounds; no one can even guess how long Lesli, had been carrying the tumors around as they oozed pus and blood.

Rescued on Thursday morning by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, Lesli was rushed to the organization’s partner veterinarian hospital in San Antonio, and after her initial physical examination, came the shocking news. On top of all of Lesli’s serious medical issues, she is also pregnant and due to deliver her puppies within the week. Surgery to remove the tumors is not an option; that is until the puppies are born and possibly weaned.

“Obviously she’s had this tumor for a very long time, dragging it around and in the interim getting pregnant,”  stated Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.

On Saturday, Lesli had settled into her foster home, however her condition demands 24/7 monitoring by an experienced medical staff.

“She has safely made it to her foster home where she will somehow give birth in the next few days. This is such a horrible situation, and we just cannot believe that poor Lesli has to continue this never ending nightmare. Giving birth while navigating an oozing tumor the size of a grapefruit with other tumors surrounding the largest one is so sad.

We wish it didn’t have to be this way for poor Lesli, and she could have had surgery to remove these nasty tumors and start her new life… She will be at the vet on Monday to monitor her condition,” Stacey added to the organization’s Facebook page updating the dog’s condition.

Please note, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC is in need of foster homes for two other pregnant dogs rescued within the last few weeks.

“We have 3 dogs that are pregnant right now, that we had no idea were pregnant when we rescued them 3 weeks ago from a kill shelter in Texas. We have secured only one foster Home for Lesli ( dog with tumor ) If you can open up your heart and home for these deserving dogs so that they can at least deliver their babies in peace then apply immediately. Go to http://rescuedogsrocknyc.org/ (Rescue provides everything you will need)

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(Photos of  pregnant Maltese with tumor courtesy of RDRNYC)

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Hunting dog surrendered to high kill shelter due to ‘owner’s health’

Several hunting dogs were surrendered earlier this week to a high-kill shelter in South Carolina due to the “owner’s health”. What about Tutti’s health?   The three-year-old Beagle weighing only 18-pounds, had been dragging around a tumor almost as big as her for months.

“This little girl is Tutti. She’s a 3 year old, 18 pound beagle mix that was surrendered to a SC shelter along with 9 other “hunting dogs” due to owner’s health. How about her health?! See the HUGE tumor she’s had to drag around for God knows how long!!! It didn’t just appear,” posted Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the organization Rescue Dogs Rock NYC who offered to help.

On Monday afternoon, Tutti underwent surgery to remove the mass.

“Sweet Tutti has just been taken into surgery to remove this ginormous tumor! It was originally thought to be a mammary tumor, but is now thought to be a hernia. The surgery will be complicated as an ultrasound showed what looks to be intestines inside that have to now be put back inside her body.”

How tragic that Tutti’s health issues were not addressed in a timely manner by her owner. It is hoped this young dog will recover – once removed her tumor will be sent to the laboratory to find out if it is malignant.

In addition to Tutti’s rescue, another dog was lucky enough to have hitched a ride to safety with Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. Welcome Jack Frost to his new life. Fortunately this adorable pooch is healthy and will be ready for adoption once he is checked out and evaluated. Are you the one to give this boy a new life?

“Meet handsome Jack Frost. Today was his lucky day because he caught a ride out of the shelter with little Tutti with the huge tumor. Jack Frost is an 8 month old boxer (maybe lab x, vet says he has longer fur) who weighs 32lbs. He’s a great puppy who is healthy. He’s good with dogs & people & is said to be submissive. He will be neutered & vetted & ready to go home for the holidays!”

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(Photos of hunting dog surrendered courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Dog who lost his rear legs after struck by train undergoes surgery

A dog who lost his rear legs, after having been struck by a train, underwent surgery on Friday. He had been surrendered to a local Texas shelter by his owner, and for days endured excruciating pain with no medications to ease his suffering. Had it not been for Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, the dog would have become just another statistic for euthanasia.

“Big Daddy had surgery today to debride and clean and close up the exposed bone, muscle and skin after he was brutally abused , and his back legs were severed off. His owner CLAIMED he was struck by a train causing this injury.
The pain poor Big D endured for days with no pain meds before being brought to a rural Texas shelter by his owner
This is what remains – 2 stumps,” posted Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the rescue organization.

According to Big Daddy’s veterinarian team, the very frightened puppy has clearly been mentally and physically damaged to a such a severe degree, that he will need months to regain his confidence; knowing he’s safe and will never be harmed again.
Right now he’s described as a very sad puppy wondering how this could have happened to him.

“We are hoping Big D will be able to have 2 prosthesis for both his back legs after he heals.  He’s first got to recover from surgery today, which will be a lengthy process,” continued Jackie’s post on Facebook accompanied by the photos of the dog’s post operative condition.  ‘He’s resting comfortably and on heavy pain meds right now.'”

Big Daddy’s rehabilitation has begun, and it is estimated his road to recovery will be long, difficult and expensive.

“We will pour our hearts and souls into his recovery and making sure Big D has the best possible life going forward. This is what we do; this is our life’s work – to turn ugly into harmony for dogs like Big D.”

 

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(Photos of Big Daddy who lost his rear legs courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Albino dog receives special care to avoid injury or worse…

 

Investigation launched into heinous death of scalped dog Foxy

A dog with shocking injuries arrived at a veterinarian hospital in South Carolina on Wednesday; her name was Foxy. The dog’s owner stated their 12-year-old Labrador retriever mix had been attacked by another dog.

What happened to Foxy was heartbreaking, and when her owner asked that her dog be euthanized, veterinarians asked if the owner would surrender her, and they would reach out to a rescue organization for help. When Rescue Dogs Rock NYC were contacted, they immediately stepped up for the sweet senior:

“Seeing this made our hearts literally hurt,” stated Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the rescue organization. “Foxy is a sweet 12-year-old Lab mix who was attacked by another dog in South Carolina. She came into our vet, and there were two options – she could have been euthanized or admitted to the hospital for surgery.”

Hours later, it was decided surgery was her only option – as small as the odds were, to survive. Sadly, Foxy died the next day; her body so ravaged by her injuries, she wasn’t strong enough to fight the battle of her life.

Advocates had been questioning Foxy’s injuries and how they occurred. The next day Foxy’s owner corrected her first explanation stating that Foxy had been attacked by four dogs. Social media comments however have questioned the dog’s injuries and insist they were not consistent with a dog attack.

By Friday afternoon, however a disturbing update was reported.

“Foxy’s owner has just been in contact with our SC vet. She just witnessed a man beating one of her dogs with a baseball bat. The man took off & the police are now investigating. It is now believed that this same monster attacked & scalped Foxy. Her wounds are more consistent with a human having done this rather than dogs. We are so angry & upset. This horrible monster must be caught!!! Keep your dogs safe! This is Columbia SC.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities. Please keep your dogs safe.

Read the prior article here.

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Update: Devastating news about dog with shocking injuries from attack

We have come to find out there are very few quiet days for animal rescue organizations, and Wednesday was no different for Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, a non profit whose goal focuses on the needs of urgent animals and provide them  emergency or specialized medical care they need and deserve.  A dog with shocking injuries arrived at a partner veterinarian hospital in South Carolina. Hours later, it was decided surgery was her only option – as small as the odds were, to survive.

The senior Labrador retriever underwent surgery. Her story broke everyone’s heart:

“Seeing this made our hearts literally hurt,” stated Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the rescue organization. “Foxy is a sweet 12-year-old Lab mix who was attacked by four others dog in South Carolina. She came into our vet, and there were two options – she could have been euthanized or admitted to the hospital for surgery.”

“If wishes were horses, beggars would ride,” echos an old English proverb. As much as Foxy wanted to live; as much as Jackie O’Sullivan,  the co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC told Pet Rescue Report she wanted Foxy to live, and as much as veterinarians did everything in their power to help the sweet dog, her injuries were too severe and her body was too weak.

Early Thursday afternoon, the heartbreaking update came:

“We are heartbroken to report that precious Foxy has lost her battle & gone to heaven. She survived a horrific attack that we were later told was 4 dogs on her. She was scalped. She arrived at our SC vet in shock but was stabilized & taken in for life saving surgery last night. She survived the surgery & was doing well, but we think due to the intense trauma she suffered, she just couldn’t fight any more,” Jackie sadly posted.

“We thank everyone who supported this save. Foxy mattered & she knew love & compassion in the end.

RIP Foxy! You are an angel now.”

(Photos of Foxy with shocking injuries courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

Please help Rescue Dogs Rock NYC continue their exemplary work. Donations:

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Read Foxy’s original report here.

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Graphic: Shocking injuries to attacked dog now being prepped for surgery

We have come to find out there are very few quiet days for animal rescue organizations, and Wednesday was no different for Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, a non profit whose goal focuses on the needs of urgent animals and provide them  emergency or specialized medical care they need and deserve.  A dog with shocking injuries arrived at a partner veterinarian hospital in South Carolina.

What happened to Foxy is heartbreaking; the senior Labrador retriever is currently receiving pain medication and is being prepared for surgery. Her story begins:

“Seeing this made our hearts literally hurt,” stated Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the rescue organization. “Foxy is a sweet 12-year-old Lab mix who was attacked by another dog in South Carolina. She came into our vet, and there were two options – she could have been euthanized or admitted to the hospital for surgery.”

Foxy’s owner brought her to the veterinarian to be euthanized, however the hospital asked the owners to surrender her, and they would reach out to a rescue organization for help. The owners agreed.

“Foxy is being prepped for emergency surgery now because we could not say no! This is not her fault! She is an otherwise sweet, happy family dog!,” Jackie wrote on Facebook. “We understand this is graphic, but we could not let Foxy die because of this. She is an innocent victim who deserves to get help.”

Updates as to the dog’s condition will be provided as soon as possible. To help:

PayPal: Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or
RDR NYC
PO BOX 101
NY NY 10028

Video is extremely graphic and may not be suitable for all viewing audiences. It is what happened to a dog – the victim of having been attacked.

(Photos and video of Foxy’s shocking injuries courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

 

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Abandoned and left to die in an orange grove Cara dumped as trash

Abandoned and left to die in an orange grove in South Texas, Cara’s days were numbered. The emaciated dog had been dying a slow, painful death, and no one cared- that is until a Good Samaritan spotted her and could not turn her back on a life who had not a single prospect for survival.

 

“We saw the photos and videos, and we just could not stand back and not help poor Cara,” posted Rescue Dogs Rock NYC co-founder Stacey Silverstein, on the organization’s Facebook page Monday evening. “We agreed to help Cara and her rescuers went back for her.”

Video #1

 

When rescued, Cara had wire wrapped around her body and collar. It appeared she had been chained at some point before she likely had been dumped in the open field and left to die. Suffering from serious skin issues including welts and scabs all over her body, she was filthy with a sickening infestation of fleas and ticks. For most of her life, Cara had obviously been neglected and when she was no longer useful as a recent breeding machine, had been thrown away like trash.

“But Cara fights through her pain and just wants the love of humans, even after suffering at the hands of evil,” Stacey added. “It amazes us as how dogs have such forgiveness in their hearts. Humans could learn so very much from these innocent souls.”

 

On Tuesday morning, Cara was transported to the organization’s San Antonio vet partner for life saving medical care. Besides her skin issues, the dog also suffers from anemia, related tick diseases and dehydration. Her treatment will address all of her medical needs.

Video#2

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(Photos and videos of dog left to die in orange grove courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Owner neglected once beautiful Basset Hound and then dumped her

Once upon a time, a beautiful Basset Hound made her family proud; a patient breed known for their intelligence, their loyalty and their incredible hunting instincts. Sissy had that distinct look; being low to the ground with her big floppy ears, but somewhere along the line, she was betrayed.

On Thursday morning, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC rescued Sissy from a South Texas animal shelter. Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the organization, posted her photos; they were enough to make anyone cry:

“Heartbreaking and infuriating,” wrote Stacey. “This sweet soul, we have named Sissy, spiraled into this condition by some sub human who permitted this to happen and then dumped her into a South Texas kill Shelter.”

Sissy’s eyes are severely infected and are bleeding. Her skin, raw to the touch and the folds on her neck that should be so endearing and indicative of her proud and friendly breed, lie flat, lifeless and completely devoid of fur. Who can even tell what her coat colors might have been “once upon a time”?

“Shameful to the owners that allowed this,” Stacey continued. “The good news is, that Sissy is out of the shelter and is already at our Texas veterinarian partner receiving life saving medical care.”

The dog’s recovery is anticipated to be a long one, but isn’t every life worth saving? To help with this girl’s veterinarian expenses, see below:

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(Photos of  Sissy the Basset Hound courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Two-month-old puppy crushed by iron fence receiving emergency care

A two-month-old puppy is currently fighting for his life at an emergency south Texas veterinary hospital after having been crushed under an iron fence. On Tuesday, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC intervened, after having been told the heartbreaking story of an innocent puppy who fell victim to the severe accident according to his owners, as told by a rescuer:

“A family of low income brought me this pitbull. They said an iron fence fell on top of him. He had two wounds. Last night I fed him. He does drink water. He can’t stand on paws he tries to stand with support. As of this morning he refuses to eat. I believe when pooped hurts him. He started coughing this morning. I cant afford to keep him since I already took in a stray pup with mange. This pup needs emergency help. I believe damage could be internal.” (edited for reading clarity)

Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the rescue organization, has promised to help in any way possible to save the life of this nine to ten-week-old  puppy, now dubbed Bales. By Wednesday morning, x-rays showed no broken bones, yet Bales cannot move nor can he stand; earlier in the morning he urinated on himself. It is still not known if he suffered internal injuries. More tests are currently being performed although the positive signs include his body temperature remains normal.

The puppy is currently on intravenous hydration. and veterinarians are awaiting the results of the sonograms and a full blood panel.

 

“This innocent baby does not deserve this pain and agony. He certainly didn’t deserve to have been crushed by an iron fence,” Stacey added after posting the latest video of a puppy in need of a miracle and the help of kind and compassionate supporters. “We hope we can help him, and we will not stop at anything to try.”

 

(Photos and videos of puppy crushed by iron fence courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Deformed dog or not? Strange photo is driving people crazy! I’ll admit, this one took me awhile to figure out.

 

 

Stray pup found curled in ball with twine tying her legs cutting off one paw

For Blessing the dog, Thanksgiving Day will have a special significance; it was the day her life was saved. Found on the side of a road in Georgia, the young, emaciated dog had likely been dumped like trash and left to die a slow, agonizing death. Her legs had been wrapped with twine – tied so tightly the circulation to her paw was completely cut off – in fact her paw was gone.

And tragically, in addition to her one paw missing, her other front leg is either broken or deformed.

When Rescue Dogs Rock NYC were notified – arrangements were made to transfer Blessing to the organization’s veterinarian partner.  As Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the rescue, posted Blessing’s photos on Facebook, she has assured animal advocates, that Blessing will indeed get the help she needs.

“Please help us help Blessing who is wagging her tail & giving kisses despite the pain. Sometimes not a lot of words are always needed. Her photos tell her story.”

Donations to help are needed:

Video:

 

PayPal: Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/or
RDR NYC
PO BOX 101
NY NY 10028

(Photos and video of Blessing found with twine around her legs courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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