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 heatbreaking story to Pet Rescue Report:
“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.
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 PayPal firstname.lastname@example.org or RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY NY 10028.
Photos and video of puppy neglected courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.