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Terrified Golden retriever attacked by pack of dogs as people watched

In Dallas, Texas a terrified Golden retriever was mauled by a pack of stray dogs at a rural trailer park. Residents from the mobile home development stated there was nothing they could do; everyone was afraid to get too close, and so they watched in horror as the gentle dog was nearly torn apart. When the crowd was finally able to ward off the attack and scare the dogs away, the injured retriever ran and hid underneath one of the mobile homes. Covered in blood and badly wounded, Goldie had no intentions of ever coming out.Goldie RDR

The helpless dog laid in shock until neighbors were finally able to get him out from underneath the trailer. Goldie was extremely weak and reeked of a rancid odor – the result of his multiple infected wounds. Brought to a local kill shelter, he never would have had a chance to survive without the help of animal advocate, Leslie Ysuhuaylas who called Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and asked if they would step up for the dog’s  survival and his emergency treatment.Goldie RDR2

Goldie has been transferred to the organization’s partner veterinarian hospital in the  Dallas/Fort Worth area. Once Goldie is treated and his condition is stable, he will need an approved foster home. If interested, please contact Rescue Dogs Rock NYC here.

To donate to Goldie’s care, please click here or PayPal to Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.

Photos and video  of Golden retriever courtesy of Leslie Ysuhuaylas and Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. It is not known who Goldie belonged to, but obviously his family didn’t care or was not financially able to help him. What we do know however is that Goldie will never be afraid again.

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Paralyzed dog from high kill shelter undergoes emergency surgery

Harley was abandoned at a high-kill rural shelter in Texas on Thursday where dogs with medical problems are the first to be euthanized. Just two-years-old, the tiny terrier was paralyzed; he dragged his hind quarters and had no control over his bladder, yet when volunteers met him, the pup was so happy and content, he didn’t allow his disability to interfere in his pure zest for life.harley the paralyzed 4

His advocate at the shelter took him home after he arrived, because she knew if she left him over night, she would never see him again… And then Rescue Dogs Rock NYC was contacted, and co-founder Stacey Silverstein coordinated rescue efforts to transfer Harley to South Texas Veterinarian Specialists:

“X-rays have been taken and they show no broken bones. The next step is an expensive MRI to determine whether Harley‘s spine is fractured,” posted Stacey on Friday, and then further testing was ordered.Harley the paralyzed2

It was not known if the injury was recent or if it had been an older injury. On Friday afternoon the diagnosis came in.

“Harley just had an MRI which revealed 2 bulging discs on each side of his spine. The only hope Harley has to ever walk again is to have surgery right this very moment to repair the discs. Since his injury occurred more than 24 hours ago, his chances are 50/50 that the surgery will help , but we must try,” Stacey updated the organization’s Facebook page. “Harley deserves every chance at walking again and we hope you agree. The estimate is attached, and the surgery will be between $3500 and $5000.”

And the decision was made to do all that could be done for the paralyzed dog, and just an hour later, surgery was performed. It was the dog’s only chance to regain feeling in his legs and be able to walk again. Harley will remain at the veterinarian hospital for a few days; it will be a wait and see if he gets movement in his hind quarters. No matter what the outcome, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC will make sure Harley lives the best life possible.

Photos and video of paralyzed dog courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.

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This was Harley’s video when he was rescued on Thursday:

 

Poodle who endured endless suffering dumped at Texas shelter

Hibiscus is barely six-years-old, but the miniature poodle who can fit so comfortably in someone’s arms has only known a lifetime of endless suffering and neglect. What veterinarians believe may have been months of agonizing pain, the ten-pound dog silently endured the misery of her severely infected jaw which had never been treated. And then came an even worse nightmare for the sweet little dog, who despite her pain, still longed to be cuddled and loved, had been abandoned in a high-kill San Antonio shelter. There her days were numbered. Too expensive for a county facility to treat her injuries, the shelter’s simple solution was to humanely euthanize her.

When Rescue Dogs Rock NYC were called, co-founder Stacey Silverstein immediately responded and agreed to help Hibiscus. How could she refuse?

“She was writhing in pain for days if not months alone and abandoned,” Stacey posted on the organization’s Facebook page as the dog was being prepared to be transferred to their partner emergency veterinarian. “Honestly we just looked into her eyes and cried, knowing how she has suffered. We of course saw her and immediately agreed to help her.”

Hibiscus is now at the veterinary hospital and can barely open her mouth more than an inch. She is slowly being fed wet food, and is being administered high doses of antibiotics and pain medication. You can only imagine what kind of pain this dog has endured after viewing the short video below. This little, defenseless pup will need an MRI to determine the damage in her mouth and how to properly treat the infection and her lack of oral mobility.

An MRI is estimated to cost $2,000 in addition to the emergency care she is now receiving. To donate towards the care of Hibiscus, please click here, or PayPal: Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org.

Photo and video courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.

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Lukey who lived life of abuse will not be statistic at Texas kill shelter

Lukey lived a life of torture and abuse; his suffering is all too evident in his malnourished and weakened appearance. And then he was brought into a rural Texas shelter this week, where many dogs have no chance of ever seeing the light of a new day. Most are euthanized and few are adopted; there’s little funding and barely any staff to keep up with the intake numbers; those sentient beings who have been dumped or abandoned by their  irresponsible owners.  Lukey cover

Lukey, however will not be a statistic. Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC had been asked to help, and if at all possible she rarely refuses. A dog, who has lived a life of pain and fear and has been so abused and neglected, now has a chance. He has been transferred to the rescue’s partner veterinarian hospital in Dallas where he is receiving emergency care; his condition is listed as critical.

On Facebook, Jackie updated the dog’s condition:

“Lukey has been abused and neglected for so long; he has spiraled into what you see here in these photos and video. He has lived a life of pain and fear. Even though he is suffering, can’t see due to his infected eyes, malnourished and weak, he remains sweet gentle and affectionate and trusting of all humans and other dogs; an incredible testament to Lukeys pureness and goodness.”

Updates as to Lukey’s health will follow. To donate to this sweet dog’s care, please click here, or directly to pay pal Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org.

Photos and video courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.

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Neglected Boston bull terrier rescued from being euth’ed at last moment

A neglected, blind senior Boston bull terrier mix was rescued from the euthanasia table at the very last moment on Saturday afternoon near Dallas, Texas. The day began when Poppy had been carried into an area veterinarian in a laundry basket. The senior couple, who brought had been waiting for their name to be called, but before that even happened, the older man and woman left – Poppy in tow in the basket. The friendly senior dog was blind in one eye, and her other eye had popped out of its socket. No explanations were given.Poppy the Frenchie 2

The couple’s next stop was an open admissions animal shelter. There, the elderly pair told the shelter they found the dog in a Walmart parking lot. It was just that easy to dump Poppy; at a time when she needed her family the most. Surrendering the dog at the shelter didn’t cost them a dime; the animal advocate who followed up on the story was sure the dog belonged to the those people who dropped Poppy off and walked away.

And just as Poppy was being prepped to be euthanized at the shelter, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped in to save her. She has now been transferred to the organization’s partner veterinary hospital team where Poppy will receive the best of care.Poppy the Frenchie 3

No information has been made available if an investigation into cruelty charges are being pursued. As of this time however, Stacy Silverstein, co-founder of the rescue, wants to concentrate on Poppy’s future. Donations for this dog can be sent by clicking here, or via PayPal at donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org.

(Photos of the Boston bull terrier courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and Leslie Ysuhuaylas.)

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Read more about Opie, the five-month-old abused puppy everyone tried so hard to save.

Update: 5-month-old Opie succumbs from abuse and neglect

In Fulton County, Georgia, the photo of Opie,  a neglected puppy, so emaciated and too weak to stand, had been emailed on Tuesday morning to Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. Jackie was overwhelmed with sadness, but also with an intense anger as she relayed the heartbreaking story to Pet Rescue Report. Opie cover photo

Opie was a five-month-old puppy who never did anything to anyone, other than to have been born, yet someone hated him so much, they neglected him to near death. Weighing only ten pounds and with a body temperature not even registering on a thermometer, had it not been for the kind staff at the Fulton County Animal Shelter reaching out to Jackie and Rescue Dogs Rock NYC,  no one would have ever known the sweet little dog ever lived. And for the past four days, everyone at the animal hospital tried their best; from the veterinarians to the staff who 24/7 did everything they could to save his life. Tragically Opie remained in critical condition, despite intravenous medication, nutrition and plasma transfusions.

“We really thought he would turn a corner and get a little stronger every day, but unfortunately he pretty much remained in this weakened state,” stated Jackie. “Every possible test was conducted by our medical team to decipher if there were any underlying issues causing Opie’s weakness other than being emaciated. Each test performed was inconclusive for any abnormalities.”Opie 3

Early Saturday afternoon, Opie quietly passed away. It is suspected the puppy had just been so neglected before he was rescued and the damage had been too extensive for his tiny body to overcome.

“If only we found him sooner; we would have done anything for him, – anything to keep him alive,” Jackie posted on Facebook as she sadly updated the rescue’s supporters.  “We are saddened, we are defeated and we are angry. Opie’s life mattered, and he will never be forgotten.”

Rest in peace Opie. We are saddened that humans let you down. You were just a puppy with an entire life meant for you to enjoy.

Read more about the updated condition of the puppy Benjie attacked by three large dogs here.

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Update: 6-week-old puppy attacked by large dogs still critical

A six-week-old puppy attacked by three large dogs continues to fight for his life. According to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, the critically injured tiny terrier remains at an Atlanta, Georgia specialty veterinarian  hospital. His latest scans and radiographs show multiple breaks on both sides of his jaw, upper jaw and through his nasal cavity. A surgeon at the hospital was quite surprised Benjie even survived; stating the broken nasal cavity goes right to his brain.Benjie 3

It was decided on Thursday, that surgery at this point, may do more harm than good. Because of his age, his bones are very soft and thin. He will be closely monitored and kept on pain medication, but is reported to be eating and drinking. Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the rescue organization, states Benjie’s progress will be evaluated one day at a time as to his surgical needs.

“For now we are happy Benjie does not have to be put under again as he already was for the CT scan,” stated Jackie on her daily update of the tiny three pound puppy. “The medical team says he has fits of crying, and then he sleeps. They are, however happy that Benjie is alive and able to eat without a feeding tube.”

On Tuesday, the previous owners had taken Benjie to a veterinarian after he had been brutally attacked by three other dogs, but decided she didn’t want him anymore and left.

“Benjie was tossed like a stuffed toy! How could this have happened to Benjie, just an innocent baby? Because his owner failed him and failed to keep Benjie safe. Unnecessary suffering for a little 3 lb. baby because of negligence. The only positive here, is that the owner had enough sense to bring Benjie to a vet, hoping they could help somehow. She didn’t want him anymore though and just dropped him off. That’s when we were called,” explained Jackie.

Benjie’s plight continues to garner social media attention, bringing out the necessity of reporting any cases of suspected animal cruelty. Be the voices for those who cannot speak. And even though it’s hard to look at their pictures, without us fighting for them every day, their suffering will only continue. To continue helping Benjie, please click here to donate, or PayPal donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org. Donations and checks can be sent to RDR NYC, PO Box 101, NY,NY 10028.

Photos of puppy attacked courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.

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Rescuers ask: Who could watch this puppy be so neglected?

In Fulton County, Georgia, the photo of  a neglected ten-pound puppy so emaciated and too weak to stand was emailed Tuesday morning to Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. Jackie was overwhelmed with sadness, but also with an intense anger as she relayed the heartbreaking story to Pet Rescue Report:Opie 4

“PLEASE MAKE IT STOP! The abuse, the neglect, the cruelty, it’s too much. We must work together to stop this from happening, day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year. These animals deserve to be loved, cared for, humanely treated, treated with compassion and most certainly fed. We are so angry over the condition of this poor helpless puppy, angry and disgusted.”

And so Opie, a five-month-old puppy who never did anything other than to have been born, has been neglected to nearly death. Weighing only ten pounds and with a body temperature not even registering on a thermometer, had it not been for the kind staff at the Fulton County Animal Shelter reaching out to Jackie and Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, Opie would have been another tragic victim of animal cruelty.Opie 5

On Wednesday, Opie’s update states he remains in critical condition and is on intravenous nutrients and pain medication. He has been administered a plasma transfusion, but veterinarians have expressed their concern that Opie may have a possible obstruction.  At this time, this puppy’s prognosis is unknown. Say a few words of hope for this sadly neglected victim of egregious animal cruelty  won’t you?

To help Opie, donations can be made by clicking here, PayPal donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY NY 10028.

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Attacked by large dogs, 6-week-old puppy fighting for his life

A six-week-old puppy is left fighting for his life after having been attacked by three large dogs. According to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, the critically injured tiny terrier, had been taken to an Atlanta, Georgia veterinarian by the owner on Monday, but she decided she didn’t want him anymore and left. That’s when Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the rescue, was called by the veterinarian asking if she could help.Benjie 2

“Benjie was tossed like a stuffed toy! How could this have happened to Benjie, just an innocent baby? Because his owner failed him and failed to keep Benjie safe. Unnecessary suffering for a little 3 lb. baby because of negligence. The only positive here, is that the owner had enough sense to bring Benjie to a vet, hoping they could help somehow. She didn’t want him anymore though and just dropped him off. That’s when we were called,” explained Jackie.

Since initially being evaluated at the primary veterinarian’s office on Monday, the puppy is much worse than originally diagnosed. On Tuesday, he was transferred to a 24/7 emergency veterinarian hospital where he continues fighting for his life. Jackie’s latest update on Facebook includes the following information:

“We just got off the phone with them, and the news is not good. Poor Benjie not only has a broken jaw which we knew from the first vet, but it’s much worse than we thought or hoped. His mandible (jaw) is broken on both sides; not only that, his upper piece of jaw is fractured as is his nasal cavity so he has 4 fractures in his poor little face. We are sick for him. This 6-week-old, 8-pound puppy is suffering. How was this allowed to happen? Certainly this puppy did nothing to deserve this.”

Benjie will remain on intravenous fluids, antibiotics and the strong pain medication until he is stabilized. Surgery is scheduled for Thursday, and he will have  a CT scan at the same time, since he will already be sedated. He did have extensive x-rays taken today upon arrival. The estimate for just his surgery will exceed $4,500, and there will be additional charges for medications, scans, intravenous, etc.

To help Benjie win his fight against cruelty and neglect, please donate here or Paypal is donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org. Checks and donations can be sent to RDR NYC, PO Box 101, NY,NY 10028.

(Photos and video of  attacked six-week-old puppy fighting for his life courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.)

 

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Tiny dog will lose her leg after extreme neglect and matting

Barely four-years-old, a tiny Shih Tzu and Maltese mix dubbed Loretta will lose her leg due to extreme neglect. Rescued on Sunday from Animal Care Centers of New York City, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC were shocked at the horrific pain the six-pound dog had to have endured for an extended period of time. On the organization’s Facebook page, the organization’s co-founder Jackie O’Sullivan posted the disturbing photos of tiny Loretta with her tragic story:Loretta 4 paw

“As you can see in these horrific photos, this poor dog is missing part of her paw and leg; the cause- she was so badly matted that her own fur strangled and dug into her leg over time to cause this terrible and painful injury. Can you imagine? Not only is the smell terrible, imagine the pain this tiny 6lb dog endured! This happened slowly, over time. Our vet estimates it probably took about ONE YEAR for this leg to get like this, eroding through her bone.”

Loretta has been transferred to the organization’s veterinary partner and is now on intravenous fluids for nutrition, infection and pain control. Surgery is scheduled for Tuesday.

“There is no way someone “didn’t know” this was happening, NO WAY! The leg is ruined, it’s done, she cannot use it and hasn’t for some time,” Jackie stated, but instilled hope for the little one’s future in the pitiful situation with some kind words.  “Our hearts break for this tiny angel who deserved so much better. The only silver lining is that she is forever safe; out of whatever house of horrors and extreme neglect she came from. She will lose her leg but not her life.”Loretta 5 xray

Loretta is a sad reminder to report all suspicions of animal abuse, neglect and cruelty. Someone out there must have seen this little dog suffering. Why didn’t they just make a call to Animal Control? Be the voices for those who cannot speak. Loretta suffered needlessly for a long time before she was lucky enough to have been found and subsequently rescued.  To help with this dog’s veterinary care and rehabilitation, please click here,  donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY, NY 10028.

(Photos of dog will lose her leg after extreme neglect courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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