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Tears: Homeless dog’s unbearable heartache as she watched newborn puppies die

When a  very pregnant, homeless dog came into a rural Texas shelter, the least that should have been expected was to provide the mother dog with a clean kennel, a blanket and a safe place for her to safely deliver her puppies. Instead, “Momma Marble” as she would eventually be named, gave birth in a dirty cage – a place where no new lives should ever have been born.

And if it hadn’t been tragic enough that the emaciated Momma Marble had given birth to her puppies in an environment overrun with filth  and disease, the poor dog witnessed each and everyone of her newborn puppies die from the unsanitary conditions. One by one, someone would take them away from her as she  desperatelytried over and over again to lick them; hoping they would each just breathe again.

Days later there was nothing left for Momma Marble; the babies she coddled so lovingly were gone. Her fate had been set in stone on Monday, as she was scheduled to be euthanized. After all, she was filthy, missing clumps of her coat and gradually getting sicker day by day. As Momma Marble’s story went viral on social media, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC   had just been notified; Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the organization, committed to saving the dog’s life.

“Tears, tears and more tears,” Stacey posted on the group’s Facebook page. “Marble is NOW SAFE and needs immediate medical care
She needs to feel love and to know her life is just beginning and her awful past is just a memory behind her.”

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Haunting photos of ‘walking skeleton’ prompts rescuers quick action

Two haunting photos of a “walking skeleton” have become etched in the mind of Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. On Tuesday, came a call from a rural South Carolina shelter, accompanied by the images of a dog with no fur and nearly every bone jutting out of his body, as he just stood staring at the camera, as if to say, “I want to live; will you help me?”

Possibly one of the worst cases of starvation volunteers have ever seen, the feelings and emotions evoked from the photos were anger, sadness, heartbreak, helplessness and despair. Nevertheless, this dog has survived  living in the most horrific conditions imaginable.  No one can change the egregious circumstances this dog has survived, however he has been rushed to the organization’s emergency veterinary hospital where he is being treated for his extensive medical needs.

“We can try to make him whole again and give him a great future, if he survives,” Jackie stated. “We have named him Elliott.”

There is no information on Elliott’s owner. The emphasis is the dog’s survival.

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(Haunting photos of Elliott courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Stray dog shows up at wedding – refuses to leave


Dog reappears 14 hours after family buried his dead body

 

 

Newborn puppies fall through grate at Texas shelter and drown

In a South Texas shelter, negligence of the staff resulted in the loss of four tiny lives less than two weeks ago. The German shepherd and Rottweiler mix, with her ten newborn puppies, had been surrendered to the high kill shelter, and instead of giving the family a bed where the mother dog could safely nurse her puppies, she and the litter were left on the concrete floor. There was no blanket; not even a plastic pool to contain the puppies as they blindly wandered in their concrete prison searching for each other for warmth and comfort, while trying to nuzzle and nurse from their mother.

And then the unthinkable occurred. Because of the shelter’s negligence, four of the babies easily fit through the kennel grates and fell into the drain below

which had been filled with water from hosing down the kennels. The little ones drowned a slow and painful death.

“A volunteer witnessed this and immediately removed the mom and her surviving newborn puppies out of the shelter to safety,” Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC wrote on the organization’s Facebook page. “The shelter did nothing except watch it happen. It’s supposed to be a safe haven for the homeless animals that come into it, but in fact, it’s quite the opposite here, and this family probably was better off on the streets.”

Knowing how helpless this little family was at the time and being aware of this tragedy, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped forward and brought the family to safety. The mother dog, now named Zelda and her surviving six puppies, have all been safely moved and are now in foster care. Since rescue Zelda and her family are doing well, and all of the puppies are thriving. It is expected they will be ready to travel in a few weeks and will be brought to New York City to await their exciting adoptions.

Please check out Zelda. She weighs 50 pounds and is a year-and-a-half-old. She is reported to be fantastic with children, dogs and cats. Please consider adopting this beautiful young dog. Apply here for Zelda and her pups:

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Dog reappears 14 hours after family buried his dead body


Man stays with wild animals at risk from raging wildfires

 

Rescued: Pile of puppies left on cold shelter floor for weeks

A pile of puppies huddled together in a Rio Grande Valley, Texas rural shelter for two weeks. When funds are scarce and families to adopt puppies are rare, decisions of life and death become stark realities – even for those so very young. Each of the six-puppies in the litter had been severely neglected, and each suffered with fleas, ticks, skin infections and mange. Each puppy was dehydrated and anemic – their skin itchy, red and raging; sadly there are few resources available for veterinarian care.

When Rescue Dogs Rock NYC was asked to help, co-founder Stacey Silverstein arranged to have the puppies transferred to the organization’s partner veterinarian hospital in Dallas.

“The shelter said it was easier to kill them and be done with it. We said no – not going to happen,” Stacey wrote as she posted the photos of the puppies on the rescue’s Facebook page. “So what did we do? We rescued them all!”

 

Five of the puppies have been treated and transferred to foster homes, however Jasmine remains in the emergency hospital in serious condition. Jasmine has already been given a blood transfusion costing $750; she remains on a 24-hour intravenous drip as her condition is so dehydrated and weak. Her prognosis is unknown, but she is being given every chance to survive.

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Dog reappears 14 hours after family buried his dead body


Man stays with wild animals at risk from raging wildfires

Two lonely dogs take comfort in one another at frightening shelter

Neither dog had ever seen each other prior to having been picked up as strays in San Antonio, Texas. No matter – it’s all the cold, lonely harsh truth of how abandoned dogs really feel when left at a shelter. Their expressions reflected their despair. Hopeless, depressed and scared to death what was slated to happen next, the two bonded together for comfort. Maybe they sensed it; both of them had been on the schedule to be euthanized at the overcrowded shelter.
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC‘s co-founder Jackie O’Sullivan is not unfamiliar with the heartbreaking expressions of the nearly broken souls.
“We took one look at this photo and couldn’t look away without taking action to help these two dogs,” stated Jackie. “We were able to get them to  safety, and they both need extensive medical treatment. Both have been transferred to the organization’s San Antonio vet partner.”
Welcome Barney the Basset hound and Raphael, the shepherd. You will never be alone again.
(Photo of lonely dogs via Facebook and RDR NYC)
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Gravely injured mother fought off other dogs to protect her newborn puppies

When the gravely injured young, black and white retriever mother dog was surrendered on Wednesday to a high-kill rural shelter in Georgia, she was in severe pain. According to the owner, she had been attacked by other dogs; all she wanted to do was to protect her newborn puppies. Without medical care, her wounds became infected; the maggots could be seen oozing out of the open infected wounds on her slender body. Why her wounds were never treated or cleansed remains unexplained.

And if that wasn’t disturbing enough, where were her puppies she so desperately tried to protect in spite of her life-threatening injuries? It wasn’t until one day later that same person walked into the shelter and surrendered the dog’s six tiny puppies who also had maggots crawling over their tiny bodies. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC volunteered to help, and arrangements were immediately made to transport the family in peril to an emergency veterinarian in Georgia.

On Thursday morning, the mother dog, now named Sugar has been reunited with her puppies. Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC updated the progress on the family’s plight:

“Mama now called Sugar was reunited with her 6 newborn puppies & they are all at our GA vet recovering. Mom is nursing, but she’s also on IV fluids & antibiotics for her infected wounds. Her wounds were clipped & cleaned last night. We are happy to report all are maggot Free!!! Sugar has 3 boys & 3 girls & we’ll post baby photos soon.”

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(Photos and video of Sugar and newborn puppies courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Man stays with wild animals at risk from raging wildfires


Good Samaritan rushes to save puppy tossed out of moving car

 

 

Pointer puppy surrendered at San Antonio shelter in heartbreaking condition

Just look at Sophia;  seven-month-old pointer puppy mix and most likely has never had a carefree day in her short life to play and romp in the yard as should any healthy young dog. Instead, the long term neglect from her previous owner, left her in this heartbreaking condition – emaciated, hairless and in horrible pain from  the endless scratching and open, infected sores.

When animal advocates were told about Sophia, and as her photos garnered attention on social media, Stacey Silverstein and Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founders of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped up to help. As arrangements were underway to transfer the puppy to the organization’s partner emergency veterinary hospital for treatment, her departure from the San Antonio shelter was delayed:

“SOPHIA ABUSE CASE UPDATE: her case became a cruelty case today which delayed her release, but if her owner is held accountable for her horrific & heartbreaking condition, it’s worth it! She is now free to leave for our vet & we are working on transporting her now,” the organization posted late Tuesday evening.

Updates will be posted as soon as they are made available. In the meantime, a Facebook page for Sophia can be followed here.

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Humans failed Kane: Found nearly lifeless in South Texas woods

Kane was discovered in the woods suffering and nearly lifeless on Sunday. Had it not have been for  random chance when a Good Samaritan found him, Kane would have died – likely no one would ever have known he lived except for the heartless owner who abandoned him in such horrible condition. The dog was carried out of the woods, brought to safety and immediately transported to the 24 hour emergency hospital in South Texas for life-saving medical care.

Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC didn’t hesitate to volunteer to help when contacted. She was shocked and worried, but most of all saddened to have to acknowledge Kane’s unknown owner could have been so negligent and heartless:

“We are sorry humans failed you so very badly,” Stacey wrote after posting videos of the dog’s rescue. “We can only hope we are not too late to save your life.  Whoever allowed you to spiral into this condition, should feel one-tenth of the pain you are feeling right now. We can only try to give you every chance at survival and pick up the pieces of your shattered life.”

Since Sunday night, Kane has had two blood transfusions and survived. He also suffers from a heart murmur, heart worm disease and several infections. Just looking at him is so very sad – a dog deprived of his dignity, his  health and his spirit while emaciated and hairless. His life hangs by a thread, but no one at the emergency hospital will give up as long as Kane keeps fighting.

 

Kane is the third dog in critical condition in this emergency  veterinary hospital right now in South Texas; Madge and Sandy are also there fighting for their lives at this very moment. Read both their stories here.

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Horrible: Pug found wandering on South Texas street with traumatic injury

Madge’s pain must have been beyond excruciating when a kind woman found the  17-pound purebred pug living in the valley streets in a rundown neighborhood Friday afternoon. The woman picked her up; the dog’s eyes had become dislocated; she was blind and barely able to figure out where she was or what she should do. At first the woman thought the dog was pregnant; her belly seemed swollen as if she were ready to nurse puppies. It is suspected Madge may have used for repeated breeding.

When Madge’s photo was posted on Facebook, animal advocates jumped into action. Leslie Ysuhuaylas coordinated with a volunteer, who rushed out to pick the dog up to be rushed to an emergency veterinarian hospital. Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped up to help:

“We truly are sorry that we have to share this with you, ” Stacey began her Facebook post as photos of Madge arrived from the organization’s partner veterinarian. “We wish abuse cases like this did not exist in our society. Yet, over and over, we see such horrific abuse and neglect to our companion animals; it’s truly mind blowing.”

There is no background information on the seven-year-old dog; no one knows how this happened, however most severe injuries like this occur after a dog suffers blunt force trauma, is struck by a car or thrown from a high ledge.

When brought into the veterinary hospital on Friday night, it was determined Madge was not pregnant. Unfortunately she was also diagnosed as  heartworm positive and suffering from  tick borne illness. How long had this defenseless dog been living like this?

Late Friday night, Madge underwent double enucleation eye surgery.

“Surgery to remove both her infected eyes were her only option to alleviate her pain and infection. She was already blind as her vision was totally impaired. How she got like this, in such grave and life threatening condition, is beyond our comprehension and we curse the POS that permitted her to remain like this, suffering for so long. Her eyes didn’t get like that overnight,” Stacey wrote in the organization’s update on Sunday morning.

Madge is now safe and resting comfortably. She will never suffer again, and life will get better every day.

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC currently has three other dogs in emergency hospitals at this time. The critical cases like these are very expensive

 

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Family’s rescued dog ballooned to dangerous weight – now she is getting life saving help.


Sneaky horse gets stuck in window – watch the video of the rescue effort here


 

 

Photo of dog lying nearly lifeless on social media prompts emergency rescue

A heartbreaking photo of a dog lying nearly lifeless in LaGrulla, Texas appeared on a social media page from Craigslist early Wednesday morning.  The person posting the photograph asked for advice how to treat the dog; no doubt in anyone’s mind however she needed emergency care immediately. 

The woman asking for help said she wanted to keep the dog she referred to as Sandy, and despite numerous inquiries from several different rescue volunteers, the woman would not disclose the location of the dog. For the entire day, excuses ran the gambit of using home remedies, her uncle in Houston was a vet and was coming to her home six hours away, and  then insisting the dog’s condition was not “that bad.”

When evening rolled around however, the woman finally revealed where the dog was located, and when a rescuer drove hours last night to find Sandy, the dog was no where around. On Thursday morning Sandy was found; she had been walking down the street in the middle of the road.

The real story of Sandy’s plight might forever be a mystery; she certainly can’t tell her own story. Had she belonged to this woman (who kept referring to Sandy as “my dog”)? Had she been dumped again because the woman couldn’t afford the veterinarian care? Fortunately, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC volunteered to help.

Late Thursday, an  afternoon update on Sandy’s condition has been posted on the Facebook page. Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the organization described the husky’s condition:

“Here is Sandy at the Emergency Hospital being admitted. She is critical and suffering from anoplasmosis, severe mange, tick disease, anemia and she’s a skeleton, among other medical issues. Clearly, she has lived a tormented life and has been completely neglected to a point that very well might cost the dog her life. Sandy needs an immediate life saving blood/plasma transfusion if she has any chance at survival; at the cost of $1500. Her estimate is $3000, at this hour and climbing. Please help us to help this dog.”

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(Photos and video courtesy of Leslie Ysuhuaylas, social media and Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Video of Sandy on her way to emergency veterinary hospital: