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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: Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ 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.

When the world lets you down: Abandoned puppies barely able to survive

On Friday, a tiny German shepherd mix, no more than four-months-old had nearly given up and just accepted her fate. No one knows how long she had been running, but she had no more fight in her; the world had let her down. What could be expected from such a young puppy trying desperately to survive along the country roads of San Antonio, Texas? Neighbors said there were two more puppies and their mother, but no one was sure how many of the dogs were still alive.

Animal advocate, Leslie Ysuhuaylas asked fellow rescuers to help. When the volunteers spotted the first puppy, she had barely escaped being struck by a car; the vehicle never stopped nor slowed down to check. Trying to elude rescuers because she was so frightened, the puppy ran into a ditch. 

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC were called to help. Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the organization, didn’t have to think twice before she offered full support:

“We were not just going to sit back and do nothing,” Stacey posted on the Rescue Dogs Rock NYC’s Facebook page. “We asked fellow rescuers to help and search for this puppy wandering alone on the South Texas streets. Last night they went back to the site and thankfully were able to catch the puppy who we have now named Bethanie, and we learned that Bethanie has a family living in the woods. She led our team to them late last night, and they were able to catch her sister Birdie. We believe there are more siblings and a mom which we will of course keep looking for.”

By late Saturday evening, Bethanie and Birdie were both on their way to an emergency veterinarian hospital for life saving care. Bethanie is lethargic, and both puppies suffer from severe skin infections as well as mange. Sadly, the world lets far too many dogs down. Bethanie and Birdie are the lucky ones, and in this area of Texas, this is the way of life for far too many dogs who deserve so much more.

“We are only trying to do a small part and help where we can,” explained Stacey.  “On Monday the puppies will be transferred to our San Antonio vet partner for long term care.”

To help with the care and treatment of Bethanie and Birdie, please PayPal: Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or mail: RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY NY 10028.

(Photos and video of abandoned puppies trying to survive courtesy of Leslie Ysuhuaylas and Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Cruelty investigation underway after healthy puppy returned to shelter near death

Hardly a day goes by without a 911 emergency for the volunteers at Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.  Thursday afternoon was no different; Rupert’s near death story was told, and had it not been for some quick intervention, the one-year-old puppy’s life would have been over.

Rupert had been one of the lucky ones, or so he thought when he was adopted by a family from the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) in November. The energetic, six-month-old puppy happily frolicked into his new owners’ arms – positive his young life would be one of love and care by his new family. Sadly, that was all too short-lived. Just days ago, Rupert was returned to BARCS as a skeleton; he could not stand or walk and was thought to have been close to death. 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.

Upon arrival, BARCS rushed the dog to their veterinarian, and there he remained until Thursday because his condition had not been stable. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped forward for this emergency, and Rupert has been transferred to the organization’s emergency care veterinarian partner. 

“This is beyond upsetting but we are happy to report there is an investigation,” Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC posted on their Facebook under the disturbing photos of the severely emaciated puppy.  “Now let’s hope something comes of it!”

Rupert has a long road ahead of him and he is not out of the woods.

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Louie: Puppy survived 10 days in sewer with no food or water

In Ennis, Texas, no one knows how or why tiny Louie ended up roaming the woods, but the ten-pound terrier with the saddest eyes and huge expressive ears was too frightened to let anyone approach him. Barely ten pounds, emaciated and with his skin raw to the touch, he slept in a nearby drain pipe – hiding his face and trembling uncontrollably in fear. When a rescuer’s grandmother was finally able to coax the puppy to her porch and gain his trust, Louie was finally captured. Late Saturday night he was rushed to an emergency veterinarian hospital when Rescue Dogs Rock NYC were notified and agreed to help.

“The fact that he’s alive right now is attributable to life saving emergency intervention,” stated Stacey Silverstein, the rescue’s co-founder. “Louie is raw to the touch and on pain meds and will remain in the emergency hospital indefinitely,” she told Pet Rescue Report. “He was tossed out, alone and on his own for nearly starving to death. He is just an innocent ten-pound puppy who deserves our support.”

Louie survived the first night after having been administered intravenous fluid for dehydration and pain. According to veterinarians, his white blood cell count was extremely high, and he then received a blood transfusion in the early morning hours. After three nights in an emergency care hospital, on Tuesday  afternoon, Louie was moved to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC’s partner veterinarian in Dallas for continued medical care. Although he is still on intravenous medication for infections and pain relief, the good news echoed through the rescue halls when the tiny puppy began to eat and drink on his own.

This innocent little victim had truly been at death’s door – now it is anticipated and hoped Louie will continue to fight the fight and get stronger. Sadly it seems that animal cruelty and neglect never take a holiday. To help, go to http://rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate or PayPal:donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org.

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Tinsley dumped at shelter: Backyard breeding at its worst

In an open admission Texas shelter, where dogs who are sick or injured are the first to be euthanized because of lack of funds and space, Tinsley was dumped. It is suspected she had been part of an abusive backyard breeding operation. Her skin, raw to the touch, infected and filthy; the young dog surely had been treated like trash. The litter she gave birth to nursed from their mother – even though Tinsley must have been in agony as she did her best to care for her puppies.

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped up for this dog on Monday morning. Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the organization who often rescues the most severe cases of abuse, neglect and torture, couldn’t get past the look in Tinsley’s eyes:

“The abuse and neglect we see on a daily basis is heart wrenching. Why does this continue day after day? How could human beings allow this torture on innocent lives to continue like this?,” Stacey posted on the team’s Facebook page.  “Just look into her eyes, and you see despair on every level. There are just no words here. All we can do is pick up the pieces and help. This is what we plan to do.”

Ask yourself how many times has Tinsley been bred and re-bred? What has happened to her puppies? What would have happened to this dog today had Rescue Dogs Rock NYC not been able to help? The newest case of abuse and neglect will be heading to the organization’s partner veterinarian hospital today where she will be administered life saving care and treatment. Donate: Http://rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate PayPal: donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org.

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Zeus: Dog with severed genitals survives surgery

In Wilson, North Carolina, the emaciated and severely injured dog who had been abandoned along a country road after someone despicable mutilated the pup’s genitals, underwent surgery on Thursday. According to Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, Zeus survived surgery and is resting comfortably:

“Zeus is out of surgery! As you can see his tail was also mutilated. We are not sure what happened but his tail had to be docked. The penis was necrotic & in horrible condition, so the surgeon did a procedure called perineal urithrostomy which will allow him to urinate properly.

He’s awake and for that we are grateful. Now he will begin to heal both physically and mentally,” Jackie posted on the organization’s Facebook.

Zeus’ story  of rescue began on Tuesday morning when an  urgent plea quickly circulated on social media to help an injured dog; someone had slashed the pup’s genitals and then abandoned him. Although he wore a collar, there was no identifying information nor did he have a microchip A group effort, with a combined small but strong army of animal advocates, launched into action:

“Thank God for Talia Sutton who STOPPED and stayed with Zeus until AC arrived. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC for saying YES! Most importantly thank you to the gang at Wilson County Humane Society who jumped in feet first and never looked back. BECAUSE of ALL of you folks Zeus gets his miracle. I know he has a long road ahead of him, but I am confident he will live up to his name, and “shine” through his journey. THANK YOU again to everyone who stepped up,” animal rescuer Kim Edmondson posted on her Facebook page.

No one has come forward with information as to the dog’s previous owner, nor has anyone figured out what may have happened to the young pit bull, but that is all behind Zeus now, and he will never suffer another day. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC frequently accepts the most serious cases of neglect, cruelty, abuse and abandonment; most shelters do not have the funds to help these serious and costly cases. Had Rescue Dogs Rock NYC not stepped up for Zeus, the shelter would have had no other choice than to humanely euthanize him. Please help support this organization help Zeus and more dogs just as deserving.

(Photos of Zeus before and after surgery courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY, NY 10028.

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UPDATE: Abandoned dog with severed genitals scheduled for surgery

In Wilson, North Carolina, an urgent plea went out on social media early Tuesday morning to help an emaciated, abandoned dog; someone had slashed the pup’s genitals and then dropped him off at the edge of the woods. A group effort, with a combined small but strong army of animal advocates, launched into action:

“Thank God for Talia Sutton who STOPPED and stayed with Zeus until AC arrived. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC for saying YES! Most importantly thank you to the gang at Wilson County Humane Society who jumped in feet first and never looked back. BECAUSE of ALL of you folks Zeus gets his miracle. I know he has a long road ahead of him, but I am confident he will live up to his name, and “shine” through his journey. THANK YOU again to everyone who stepped up,” animal rescuer Kim Edmondson posted on her Facebook page.

Who could believe Zeus’ penis had been severed and left untreated became necrotic? Who could believe anyone could torture a dog like this and then leave him on the side of a road to die a slow and agonizing death? Still, with the help of prompt veterinary care, advocates, and Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, Zeus’ Wednesday afternoon’s update shows some optimism. Zeus continues to be on pain medication, intravenous fluids and antibiotics. Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the rescue organization, added the following information:

“We have received a ton of messages about this poor dog, and we are every bit as upset about what happened to him as you are. We apologize for the last graphic photo, but think it’s important to understand the torture this poor dog endured and then to be just dumped to die after;-it’s unfathomable really. We must confront the truth to understand and fight the true evil of what happened here. Our most important job now is to care for Zeus and to give him the best life possible moving forward. That’s the least we can do for him. He was failed by humans and now we must try to earn his trust and make him whole again.”

Surgery is still planned for Thursday. To donate, Paypal; donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or
RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY, NY 10028.

(Photos of abandoned dog with severed genitals courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Dog abandoned in the woods and left to die after his genitals severed

In Wilson, North Carolina, an urgent plea went out on social media early Tuesday morning to help an emaciated, stray dog; someone had slashed the pup’s genitals and then dropped him off at the edge of the woods. A group effort, with a combined small but strong army of animal advocates, launched into action:

“Thank God for Talia Sutton who STOPPED and stayed with Zeus until AC arrived. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC for saying YES! Most importantly thank you to the gang at Wilson County Humane Society who jumped in feet first and never looked back. BECAUSE of ALL of you folks Zeus gets his miracle. I know he has a long road ahead of him, but I am confident he will live up to his name, and “shine” through his journey. THANK YOU again to everyone who stepped up,” animal rescuer Kim Edmondson posted on her Facebook page.

When discovered, the dog’s penis had been severed and left dangling. Whoever inflicted the egregious inhumanity to the friendly pup, abandoned him on the side of the road near the woods to slowly suffer and die. When Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the non-profit animal welfare group, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC was asked to help, she jumped right in:

 “A day doesn’t seem to go by without us being introduced to some new sick type of torture,” wrote Jackie on the group’s social media page after posting photos of Zeus on his way to an emergency veterinarian facility. We are are so sickened and upset right now. We know nothing else about this dog but his options were: 1) get immediate rescue  OR 2) be put to sleep because he needs urgent medical care.

SO as we are sure you can guess, he is SAFE with us and headed to our NC vet partner now for lifesaving treatment. We are told he is terrified, no surprise there! Why should this poor innocent dog trust any humans?”

Zeus has arrived at the rescue’s veterinarian partner and is now being treated with pain relief medication and fluids. Reconstructive surgery is scheduled for Thursday if the medical staff feel he is strong enough to survive. Zeus has an uphill battle; let’s hope he survives.

(Photos of dog with his genitals slashed courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and Kim Edmondson) Someone must recognize this dog. Don’t let the monster who committed such an awful act of cruelty get away with this.

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC need your help to continue saving these most disturbing cases.  Paypal; donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY, NY 10028.

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

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Family forced to surrender their dog to shelter after she was struck by a car

A family in Georgia were forced to surrender their critically injured dog on Monday after she was struck by a car. Tragically, the one-year-old dog’s family were unable to afford the cost of surgery needed to save her life, and with tears in their eyes and their hearts full of sadness and blame, Branca was signed over to the shelter. And then it became a matter of life or death.  When Rescue Dogs Rock NYC was contacted by the shelter and asked to help, co-founder Stacey Silverstein  immediately jumped into action:

“911… dog critically injured,” Stacey posted on the organization’s Facebook page with Branca’s photos and video. “Unfortunately, time has passed since this accident occurred so we are unsure if she can be saved. The shelter says her injuries are severe and internal in nature. We will do everything medically possible to save Branca’s life.”

And later that afternoon, ten-pound Branca was on her way to the organization’s emergency veterinarian where she has been treated for pain and stabilized. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC informed Pet Rescue Report they are currently in the process of arranging private transportation to bring Branca to New York City for surgery to repair her shattered pelvis which will require two plates on each side. The cost of surgery is expected to exceed $4,000, and it is hoped donations can be raised to help Branca have a second chance at life.

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(Photos and video  of Branca struck by a car, courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

 

 

 

View video here as Branca was on her way to an emergency veterinarian: