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Update: Dog strangled with chain so tight her eyes nearly popped out

When a 911 call came into the Rescue Dogs Rock NYC organization early Monday morning from Manhattan’s New York City Animal Care Center, Jackie O’Sullivan was shocked and in tears. A friendly stray had been nearly strangled to death by her chain collar. The rescue organization asked the city shelter if they would release Roxie before her stray hold was over – this friendly pup needed emergency help.

Roxie was transported by Jackie, co-founder of the rescue group, from the shelter to the organization’s  Brooklyn veterinarian partner where the dog has been examined, assessed and treated. It was assumed the blood coming out of the dog’s eyes was a result of the trauma she endured while the pressure built up in her neck and face area because of the near strangulation. As tragic as the images appear, Tuesday morning’s update on Roxie lends rescuers some much needed emotional comfort:

“… taking some comfort that Roxie is safe and out of harm’s way. The bad is behind her and now we focus on treatment and recovery,” Jackie posted on the organization’s Facebook. “Roxy had a nice bath (she was a mess when we picked her up) and is now on IV fluids, pain meds and antibiotics. She’s also on medications for her eyes and ears.”

Bloodwork has been completed and veterinarians are waiting for the results to determine if she will need further testing including an MRI. Roxie will need surgery on both eyes. It is suspected she previously had cherry eyes and that is what ruptured as a result of the chain that had been strangling her. The staff believe her eyesight might still be viable – it’s just too soon to know for sure.

Check out her latest video as she quietly enjoys her first bath – in a longtime. Please keep Roxie in your thoughts. To help with her medical expenses:

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NY, NY 10028

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Bulldog strangled with chain so badly her eyes popped out

When a 911 call came into the Rescue Dogs Rock NYC organization early Monday morning from Brooklyn’s New York City Animal Care Center, Jackie O’Sullivan was shocked and in tears. A friendly stray had been nearly strangled to death by her chain collar.

“Yes… What you are seeing in these photos and video is real and happening right now,” the organization’s co-founder posted on the top of the group’s Facebook page to bring awareness to the horrendous situation and to ask for help. “Yes, that is blood dripping and oozing out of Roxie’s eyes. (previously named Salem) The shelter paperwork stated that Roxie was being strangled by a chain which was so tight around her neck that pliers were needed to cut off the chain.”

Roxie was transported by Jackie from the shelter to the organization’s New York City veterinarian partner where the dog has been examined, assessed and treated. It was assumed the blood coming out of the dog’s eyes was a result of the trauma she endured while the pressure built up in her neck and face area because of the near strangulation. At this time, it is unknown if Roxie has suffered brain damage or hemorrhaging.

 

“Who would do such a horrific act against an innocent life like this… intentionally strangling poor Roxie to near death?,” Jackie asked – not expecting an answer, but expressing the horror of such an egregious deed inflicted upon a defenseless animal.

Notes from the shelter estimate Roxie to be four years old and weighing 43 pounds. Brought in as a stray, the following information was included on her intake card:

“Chain collar too tight to be removed. Had to be cut off with pliers.

Suspect cruelty– strangulation

A:

– severe trauma with cervical swelling r/o possible brain damage

– periocular hemorrhage (suspect due to cervical trauma)

– OU cherry eye

– otitis external”

Roxie is currently listed in critical condition and is being administered pain medication to make her as comfortable as possible. We can only hope they are not too late and Roxie’s life can be saved. To help with Roxie’s medical care:

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Owner orders shelter to euthanize dog because her teeth were rotten

Five-pound Kimmie is about as cute as anyone can imagine, yet her owner decided to surrender the dog to an Alabama animal shelter asking the staff to euthanize her due to moving and the dog  could no longer eat her food. Clearly the seven-year-old poodle, who was both adorable and friendly, had a lot of life yet to live. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC instantly agreed and made arrangements to transport Kimmie to New York for her veterinarian workup and treatment.

 “Can you imagine?! She looks pretty lively to us, certainly not suffering or ready to die,” stated Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the organization.  The only issue  seems to be her teeth from a lifetime of canned food, so she’ll go to our vet first to get checked out, and then Kimmie is ready to go home.”

On Friday, Kimmie arrived in New York City and was whisked off to the veterinary specialists who literally gasped when they opened the tiny dog’s mouth. Her gums are severely infected, her teeth are rotten and so she has been scheduled for surgery on Monday morning. After some healing, this friendly lap dog, who gets along with everyone as well as other dogs, will be ready to move on to her new life. Kimmie didn’t want to die, and all 4.8 pounds of her have lots of living to do.

(Photos courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

To help with Kimmie’s surgery, donations can be sent:

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PO Box 101
NY, NY 10028

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Disturbing abuse: 2-year-old shepherd severely burned by acid

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It’s not as if Rescue Dogs Rock NYC isn’t accustomed to 911 emergency notifications from partner rescue organizations, animal advocates and friends, but Thursday evening’s rescue effort has to be one of the worst Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the organization, has ever seen. In rural Anson County, North Carolina, a two-year-old German shepherd mix was surrendered to the shelter – the owners claiming the accident had just happened and they had no other choice but to turn their dog, Simone, over to Animal Control.

“Got a 911 call from an owner. Dog has been burned by something…stated some sort of acid. Not sure. AC is on their way out. If it’s surrendered to us can you take her?,” Jackie explained to Pet Rescue Report referencing the information received from the shelter.

The owners claimed the acid burns just happened; details have not all been released at this time, however when Simone arrived at the shelter, it is important to note her skin just flapped over her back and was not attached. Simone was critical when she arrived -in pain and dripping blood. Rushed to the emergency veterinarian, the disturbing truth quickly unraveled:

“We have a heartbreaking update on Simone; our dog burned with acid. She arrived at our SC vet a little while ago and was rushed in for EMERGENCY surgery. This horrific act of cruelty & abuse did not happen today as owner stated. Vet estimates it happened closer to a week ago & infection & necrotic skin were present!”

As for the dog’s skin, it had to be removed to get down to the healthy tissue. It should be noted, the skin shown being lifted and removed was “not attached.”

“The suffering this sweet shepherd mix has endured since the “incident” makes us cringe!,” explained Jackie late Thursday evening on the organization’s Facebook page.  “We all know how painful burns are, and she’s been suffering for many days! We are furious and sick. There is no quick fix for Simone who is roughly 2 years old. People suck! We cannot wrap our heads around this right now. IF she survives, Simone has a very long road back, but she’s made it a week and that tells us she wants to live!”

For now, donations are desperately needed:
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Yes, Dusty is a dog: Left to languish in agony and dumped at high kill shelter

Late Tuesday evening was just the beginning of the luckiest day in the short life of Dusty. How long he languished in the agony of his itchy and infected flesh is unknown; the friendly bulldog mix didn’t even have one hint of the color of his once luxurious, shiny coat.

Discovered in a small, rural shelter in South Texas with an unusually high euthanasia rate, Dusty’s run of luck started to take shape. Less than a month ago, most dogs were killed after the required “stray hold.” Fortunately a recent change in shelter procedures has allowed more rescue groups to participate – thus resulting in more adoptions and ultimate saves. Had Dusty been in the shelter a few short weeks ago, his story would never have been told. The young dog would have become a statistic in the 1.5 million shelter animals euthanized annually.

For two days Dusty suffered in the shelter, and fortunately his photo was tagged on Facebook; advocates rallied for his rescue and after pleading with the animal control personnel at the shelter, Dusty was released to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and rushed to an emergency veterinarian:

“Maybe this was Dusty’s best day as we were alerted to his plight when he was dumped at the shelter and immediately agreed to help him. Sadly, Dusty is in very critical condition and upon rescue, Dusty had to be immediately transported to an emergency hospital for immediate and life saving medical treatment,” wrote Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC on  the group’s Facebook page. “We will do everything we possibly can to save his life.”

Dusty has been receiving a blood transfusion and remains on intravenous and appropriate pain medication. He will need 24/7 hour care and must remain at the hospital. To help Dusty, donations can be sent:
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Make sure to take a moment and watch the beginning of Dusty’s new life. How anyone can allow their dog to be in this condition is heartless.

 

 

He was ‘no one’s dog’ until rescuers stepped up to help

Check him out! He was “no one’s dog,” yet he tried to make believe he had a home – a place where he belonged. In South Texas, this poor pooch lived on the street for months, although every night he returned to the same backyard. He slept on the hard pavement night after night. No one ever petted him, nor did he ever hear the familiar, “you’re a good dog” words anymore. Still he returned to the same yard every evening; in his mind this was where he belonged. Al He still wore the collar from his past when someone surely must have loved him; why is it he couldn’t find his family?

After awhile, the loneliness, the scavenging for food and his declining health, caused from neglect and malnutrition began to take its toll. By now his immune system had been so taxed, he was unable to fight the infections ravaging his raw skin – nor relieve his constant pain and discomfort. Again and again, he scratched at the open wounds; his skin unmercifully hardening from mange.

And when rescue volunteers sent out their social media plea for help and networked the dog’s tragic plight, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped up. Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the non-profit organization, posted on the group’s Facebook page introducing Canelo to the animal advocates who continuously work, volunteer and donate to help the neediest of dogs:

“South Texas – foster confirmed, rescue confirmed. We will be taking this deserving dog into our rescue. His name is now Canelo. Funds desperately needed. Canelo will need emergency medical treatment and rehabilitation. He is being rushed to the emergency veterinarian hospital. It is a $1,000 to walk into the door of an emergency room veterinarian hospitals.”

Updates to follow. Get well soon Canelo; everyone is praying for you.

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Photos and video of “no one’s dog” via Leslie Ysuhuaylas and Rescue Dogs Rock NYC

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Toto: No days to lick at the wind nor a time to play

On July 25, Toto was brought to the New York City Animal Care Center in Brooklyn. The one-year-old black and brown Rottweiler mix had been struck by a car resulting in a severe pelvic fracture. Despite his pain, Toto allowed all handling. Toto had not been able to stand without assistance, and even though he seemed to have been well cared for, no one came to the shelter to claim him. With surgery,  the shelter has listed his prognosis as “fair,” however the shelter was unable to afford the expensive orthopedic surgery and follow-up rehabilitation for Toto. On Friday evening, Toto was therefore placed on the euthanasia list.

“TOTO – A1119689 – Brooklyn – Rescue Only
TO BE DESTROYED 07/29/17 **NEEDS A NEW HOPE RESCUE TO PULL”

When volunteers reached out to Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC for one last hope in order to save the life of the sweet puppy, Stacey agreed. At 3:00 p.m. Toto was rescued and transported immediately to the organization’s partner specialty veterinarian. Just days later came the tragic news no one wanted to hear.

On Wednesday morning, the devastating results of Toto’s diagnosis was shared:

“After a battery of X-rays and diagnostic tests performed and a consult and exam by a renowned board certified orthopedist, it has been determined that Toto’s spine is severed; leaving him paralyzed and unable to urinate on his own . He also suffered 3 pelvic fractures, his hip is out of its socket and one of his legs is severely damaged. His anal gland nerves are completely non functioning and have no chance at rejuvenating, leaving Toto’s back end paralyzed and unable to go to the bathroom on his own,” Stacey wrote on the group’s Facebook page.

Sadly, Toto was not a candidate for “wheels” as he would have need a catheter in place to drain his urine for the rest of his life. It was then determined by the staff and Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, that Toto would have no quality of life and would continue to suffer in his debilitated state.

“The decision to put Toto to sleep was not an easy choice to make, and this young and beautiful dog deserved better. Toto was surrounded by caring people who held him tight before he passed over,” Stacey wrote. “Rest In peace Toto.  Your life mattered.”

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Update on two-week old puppies screaming in pain ‘dumped’ at vet office

In a disturbing and heartbreaking report from Rescue Dogs Rock NYC earlier Tuesday afternoon, three puppies, estimated to be no more than two-weeks-old were literally “dumped” at the reception desk of one of the Georgia partner veterinarian offices. The defenseless little ones were described as screaming in pain. Besides having been much too young to be separated from their mother, the puppies were crawling with maggots and with deeply infected gashes over their tiny bodies. 

According to Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, one of the puppies died during the evening; the best that could be done was to try and save the other two.

Early Wednesday, the two remaining puppies, now dubbed Napoleon and Caesar, remain in critical condition although they are fighting to survive the abuse, most likely they have been suffering since the day they were born. The medical team has been able to cleanse their wounds, and able to destroy the maggot infestation ravaging their  bodies; the little guys are still listed as critical.

“The little ones are resting comfortably now,” posted Stacey on the organization’s Facebook page. “The deep infected gashes remain on their little bodies, and they are being treated with medication and laser treatments.”

The puppies have a long, uphill battle. Donations are needed to help with the costs.

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2-week-old puppies screaming in pain ‘dumped’ at Georgia vet office

In a disturbing and heartbreaking report from Rescue Dogs Rock NYC earlier Tuesday afternoon, three puppies, estimated to be no more than two-weeks-old were literally “dumped” at the reception desk of one of the Georgia partner veterinarian offices. Besides having been much too young to be separated from their mother, the puppies were crawling with maggots, riddled with gashes and what they had to have endured in their short lives, is perhaps too frightening to even imagine.

According to Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, the hospital staff were in shock, as even the most stoic of doctors and technicians were drawn to tears. When one of the puppies died, they could only try to do their best to help the other tiny survivors.

“We are in shock and disbelief at how these two week old puppies could have endured such abuse to the point of near death,” Stacey posted on the organization’s Facebook page.  “There were 3 puppies and one has already died, so now there are 2 fighting for their lives at this very moment. They have deep gashes all over their bodies, emaciated, skin infected and completely dehydrated with pale gums .They will need around-the-clock care to even have a chance at survival.”

No information has been released as to where these puppies came from or where their mother might be. The rescue community is being asked to help with their medical expenses.

“We cannot do this without your help,” Stacey said. “We appreciate any and all help. How could we say no and not give these little ones a chance – no matter what?”

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(Photos and videos  of puppies dumped at vet office courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Toto Update: Puppy slated to die at NYC shelter after struck by car

On July 25, Toto was brought to the New York City Animal Care Center in Brooklyn. The one-year-old black and brown Rottweiler mix had been struck by a car resulting in a severe pelvic fracture. Despite his pain, Toto allowed all handling. Toto had not been able to stand without assistance and even though he seemed to have been well cared for, no one came to the shelter to claim him. With surgery, his prognosis had been listed as “fair,” however the shelter was unable to afford the expensive orthopedic surgery and follow-up rehabilitation for Toto. On Friday evening, Toto was therefore placed on the euthanasia list.

“TOTO – A1119689 – Brooklyn – Rescue Only
TO BE DESTROYED 07/29/17 **NEEDS A NEW HOPE RESCUE TO PULL”

When volunteers reached out to Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC for one last hope in order to save the life of the sweet puppy, Stacey agreed. At 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, the news of Toto’s rescue was reported on the group’s Facebook.

“Toto was scheduled to die today at the NYC ACC because he was hit by a car, sustaining multiple fractures of his hip pelvis and leg, and he needs multiple expensive surgeries to survive and walk again. The shelter is unable to provide the care he needs so he was placed on the ‘Euthanasia List’ today. He could only be saved by a rescue partner due to the severity of his injuries. Sadly, due to the expensive surgery Toto needs to survive. NOT ONE rescue group stepped up for poor Toto. There we were at 3 pm today having to make another leap of faith to help Toto.”

Toto arrived at the organization’s partner specialty hospital on Saturday evening. Sadly the puppy is unable to walk and has no control over his bowels or bladder. A catheter has been placed in his bladder to prevent urine buildup, however the medical team is worried the puppy might have injury to his spince. At this time, the doctors are hoping his inability to hold his urine and bowels are due to trauma. He has been placed on steroids hoping the medication will reduce the swelling.

“We were worried when we pulled Toto to safety from the NYCACC about raising money for his surgery, and now we face an even greater obstacle, whereby Toto will need an MRI of his spine at the cost of $2500 before we can even contemplate surgery,” Stacey posted on Facebook concerning the puppy’s medical update. “It’s not Toto’s fault he was running loose on the NYC city streets and hit by a car. He was found by Animal Control and deemed a stray and brought to the city shelter to die.”

Stacey admits that Rescue Dogs Rock NYC had not been in the position to help Toto on Saturday after taking in so many critical cases within the last week, but they couldn’t just let the puppy die. A YouCaring link has been established to help raise the funds for Toto. Please help Toto and make it possible for Rescue Dogs Rock NYC to continue rescuing the most critical cases of abuse and neglect. If they don’t, who will?

It’s not TOTO’S fault he was running loose on the NYC city streets and was hit by a car !!!
He was found by animal control and deemed a stray and brought to the City shelter to die

 

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