Heather: Survives neglect by eating sicks & rain water.
Heather says hello from the vet. This is a one year old dog who survived outside in the most BRUTAL of conditions, living on only sticks and rainwater. Her previous owner was incarcerated 3 months ago and she was left in the "care" of his mother who chose to give her NO food or water! This is UNACCEPTABLE ABUSE!
Please fight for Heather & share her story. This case is actually being investigated and will be going to court! This is HUGE! Now help us focus on saving her life! We have created these animal saving shirts with Rescue Dogs Rock to help us raise the donations needed for her care!
In Columbia, South Carolina a neighbor has been credited for saving the life of a one-year-old dog who no one cared whether she lived or died. It's the heartbreaking story of abject neglect; the Labrador and terrier mix was left behind after her owner was incarcerated. A note, from the county shelter to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, who stepped forward on Friday afternoon to rescue this innocent victim of a woman's inhumanity, stated:
"... The owner was incarcerated three months ago, and the dog was left in the mother's care. She gave no food or water. She survived on eating sticks and rain water according to a witness that finally reported them. Her collar is hanging from her as you can see. Just heartbreaking. She is approx 1-3 years. Eye infections, respiratory infection..."
Jackie O'Sullivan, co-founder of the rescue group, wasn't going to say no. This organization always steps up for the most serious cases and brings so many of these dogs back from the brink of death with the best veterinary care, rehabilitation and foster programs.
"Of course we would never turn our backs on her! What a horror! She did not even have a name! We've named her Heather, and her new life starts now! She will never long for food or comfort ever again. She will be loved and cherished," stated Jackie, who with tears in her eyes, prepared for the next step in Heather's new life.
A volunteer who picked one-year-old dog Heather up to transport her to the veterinary clinic out of the run where she had been held prisoner, stated the dog just cried. Her 27-pound emaciated body was covered in sores and infection, and even with pain medication, Heather still hurt. The story of Heather is still under investigation, and it is hoped more information will be available soon. For now, the emphasis is on Heather's health and recovery.
We have partnered with Rescue Dogs Rock to help raise the funds needed for Heather 's care. With every shirt, bracelet, tote or hoodie you can give Heather a second chance at a pain free life full of love.
David Hendrickson (Founder & CEO)
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC
Rescue Dogs Rock, Inc., rescues puppies and dogs from high kill shelters, owner surrenders, puppy mill throw aways and medically neglected and suffering dogs and give them the proper medical care, then we do our best to find them the perfect home. We are deeply committed to healing the physical and emotional wounds these animals have suffered.