Comet was saved from the streets of Tijuana.
His name is Comet. He's a 6-year-old severely malnourished Pit Bull living on the streets of Tijuana, Mexico, who was given absolutely nothing his entire life. A volunteer that works with the Tijuana independent rescuers reached out to our partners at S.T.A.R.T. after seeing COMET suffering desperately on the street. The S.T.A.R.T. team took one look at his photos and knew if they did not step in to help Comet would die on the streets of Tijuana, Mexico.
He is named after Santa’s Reindeer in rescuers hope of bringing good luck to him for the holidays. Comet was so weak that he fell asleep 3 times while the do-gooders tried to feed him on the street. He literally could not stand. COMET was rushed to the Emergency Vet for life saving cafe. He will go in for X-rays, blood tests, and a full exam. Things are not looking good.
It will be a long healing process and will not be easy. We are reaching out to all of you for help with this special boy. We will make sure Comet gets the best medical care necessary but we can’t do this without you.
Below are a few words from his rescuers about his condition. "COMET looks pretty pathetic and sad. He’s so tired that he will stand with his eyes closed. He’s drooling pretty badly and his teeth are [destroyed]. He is so debilitated at this point I think he needs a lot of prayers." It’s going to be a long healing process for COMET and we ask that you please send good thoughts his way. We are going to give Comet everything he needs and will do our best to get him well.
We really appreciate your support. We couldn't continue saving these babies without caring people like you. It really does take a village. If you could help with Comet’s extensive vetting, we would greatly appreciate it. We have stepped in to help in our own little way. We have created the Animal Abuse Awareness shirts, hoodies, totes and bracelets you see below. We ask that if you would consider one of these items for your Christmas gift list. It's a great gift to give to family and friends and you get to tell them they helped save Comet’s life.
I am so sorry to tell you this. Comet crossed over the rainbow bridge. He was having neurological issues and refused to eat. He had not gained an ounce. He was around 7-years old and may have had a brain tumor. Doctors tried to save him but they couldn’t. He was too weak. START Rescue have requested a necropsy to get more answers. As I am sure you know START Rescue is devastated. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
With broken hearts and tears. We love you Comet . . .
Shelter Transportation Animal Rescue Team (START) is a 501©(3) non-profit organization formed in May 2011 by a group of active and concerned animal lovers—Steve Spiro, Suzanna Urszuly, and Rene Ruston—to address the horrifying issues of animal overcrowding by providing two necessary and significant components: Transportation and Spay/Neuter.