This is a tough case! We received a plea to save a fifteen-year-old neglected baby named Kelly. Kelly has been dumped in the Manhattan Shelter after his owner died. This is heartbreaking. While we do not know the circumstances, this dog has been very badly neglected. He was suffering in the crowded shelter, where he was very scared and would certainly die without our help! A dog as weak as Kelly is will just not stand a chance. Please join us in saving Kelly!
Rescuers at A.A.C.S.R. did not want this dog to die in fear or to end his days in the shelter. This gentle senior is very FRAGILE. Kelly is so run down at 22 pounds and is in critical condition at an emergency vet in NYC. Kelly has an infected abscess in his mouth, has horrifically infected and bleeding ears, nails that are embedded in his paw pads, alopecia throughout his body, and also a medium grade heart murmur. He is literally crumbling before our eyes.
Dolores writes, "We have been hit with many neglected seniors whose condition is totally heartbreaking. The cost of rescuing a single NEGLECTED senior can run into thousands of dollars. We urgently need your financial support in order to continue in rescue and save Kelly!"
UPDATE 11-25-16 : Kelly had a very big surgery today to remove a huge tumor from his ear canal. This was extensive reconstruction surgery. The Emergency Vet had to reconstruct the entire ear canal once the tumor was removed. Kelly also had four abscessed teeth extracted. His mouth is infected from all of these abscesses causing a lot of pain. Kelly is on IV antibiotics now for the ear, the teeth, and his skin. His skin is infected across his body due to years of neglect. We have some bad news. He was intentionally starved.
We have since learned more about his background, which was relayed to the shelter by the owner's family. The owner's children described their late mother as not being in her right mind. For some time she did not let them into the house, where she lived alone with her dog. Although they knew their mother had a pet and that she was not capable, her children did not call authorities, so Kelly had to fend for himself. Instead once their mother passed they dumped poor Kelly at the shelter to be euthanized. BUT WE SAID NO! We are amazed that he survived his ordeal, as his life was surely a horror.
We have partnered with Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniel Rescue to create Kelly's campaign page and animal saving products! Everything you see here helps us provide life saving care to Kelly during this critical stage in his recovery! With every purchase of our Kelly products below this boy has a chance to spend the rest of his years loved and pain free. I know we can save him!