Elio is a dog locals in Honduras were voting on where to dump his body.
Posted by New York Bully Crew on Monday, April 29, 2019
NYBC just received a plea to help a dog that locals in Honduras were threatening to bury.
The Honduran volunteer, Melissa, received photos of a dog lying in the dirt, chained, clearly skin and bones. She was told that the locals were voting on were they're going to dump his body. BUT HE IS STILL ALIVE!
Melissa begged for the locals to keep him safe until she was able to retrieve him. The person that contacted Melissa took him home overnight to keep him safe, so he wouldn't be alone or buried. He is blind and scared and he can barley walk. Rescuers named him Elio.
Elio was transported to a veterinary hospital. He is in guarded condition. His rescuers at New York Bully Crew are waiting for preliminary results. His drastic malnourishment is appalling considering he was someone’s dog from the collar and chain. Why are dogs suffering like this all over the world? This is unacceptable.
UPDATE 5-5-19: Elio made it to the hospital but is in guarded condition. He is severely anemic due to an extremely high burden of parasites and he has an advanced case of ehrlichia a tick borne disease. He is on IV meds, vitamins and supplements. Please pray for Elio and support his hospitalization
UPDATE 5-10-19: With deep sadness, we have to announce the passing of brave Elio. Elio passed in Melissa's, his rescuer, loving arms. The neglect and lack of basic care for too long was far too much for Elio to overcome. Melissa was called late at night to let her know that Elio was failing. She rushed to be by his side and to tell him how loved he was from all over the world. Rescuers choose to believe that Elio waited for the day he was rescued for he knew that their was kindness and compassion out there and oe day he would be showered with love. We thank you all of you for your prayers and support. Elio left this world with a family that believes that all beings deserve respect and a gentle hand. Run like puppy again, Elio. Play with the angels. You are loved.
New York Bully Crew
New York Bully Crew is a 501c3 not-for-profit rescue organization founded in December 2010. Though based on Long Island, NYBC’s outreach is nationwide. NYBC strives to bring positive attention to the most loyal breed one could encounter, and give second chances to those who have been discarded by humans.