Diddle's head hung low, his eyes sealed shut and his body destroyed from neglect.

Diddle's head hung low, his eyes sealed shut and his body destroyed from neglect.

When someone says eyes can tell a story, take one look at his and you will see a defeated, depressed and sad soul. After finding himself at a city shelter a photo of him was sent to me and I gasped out loud. I had never in my 11 years in animal rescue seen such an emotional and sad dog.

Second Chance Rescue NYC dispatched a volunteer and rushed Diddles to their emergency vet partner for immediate emergency care and relief! His head hung low, his eyes closed to the workled and his heart broken. Little Diddle may lose one of his eyes due to severe damage and I am not sure if he can see out of the other. In essence, he is temporarily blind.

He has ALOT medically going on with his but some of the most severe issues is the raging sarcoptic mange infection, conjunctivitis, malnourishment, prolonged neglect, and one of the most severe cases of entropion in both eyes. Little Diddles is receiving intensive medical care at the hospital.

With a case like this rescuers and vet staff must help Diddle recover both physically and and mentally from what was done to him. He will finally have a chance to be loved, something that every animal deserves. Will you please help me sponsor his emergency care?

I painted a portrait of Little Diddles and placed it on a ton of items to help me fund raise for his care. Please consider getting yourself a portrait or item to help support Second Chance Rescue NYC and their care for him.

Updates

Where do I begin? His horribly neglected and infected skin is unfolding. Becaus of his eye condition his doctors were able to temperarily give him some relief from the infection while he stabalizes to better tackle this. In the hopes of saving his eye sight in one of the eyes.

Now the good news his rescuers are working on regaining his trust in humans after what was done to him. This takes time.

It will probably be at least 2 or 3 weeks before his skin is healthy enough for his surgery and HW treatment. This is a long road for Little Diddles. Will you help with his medical care with one of his I Saved Diddles products below?

It’s our big boy, Diddles, reporting from foster-care!  This guy is just too much! He enjoys rolling around in the grass, and playing wide receiver, in a fun game of football. Another favorite pastime is noshing down on some healthy food, while building up his immune system! We have received a ton of messages asking for updates, can you believe how amazing this kid looks!?! He is really doing well, according to his foster mama. He is settling in, getting comfortable, and decompressing. 

Rescuers at Second Chance Rescue know he will be an awesome permanent family member for someone looking for a handsome lug. He is low-medium energy level and loves to just hangout with  his peeps. He is not fully integrated with the resident dogs yet, as he is still in decompression phase. It is very important to take the time to allow a new dog to learn the ropes, and trust his human caretakers first before just throwing them into an existing pack. Setting up a new dog for success, requires time, and patience. 
 
Diddles fur is still growing in, but he looks so much better. He is about 7 years old, and weighs 75 pounds, which believe it or not, is small for a Neo. We would love for him to have his forever home soon, go to www.NYCSecondchancerescue.org to make this handsome fella yours for good! 

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Second Chance Rescue NYC was founded on the firm belief that all animals deserve love and care, and that no animal should ever be subjected to abuse, neglect or homelessness. We are 100% not for profit, and to date, have relied solely on donations from the public. Our mission is to offer a second chance to those animals less fortunate—those with critical medical, emotional or behavioral issues.