Loki: Intentionally burned then dumped on the side of the road like trash.
In Midland, Texas, a puppy barely a year old is lucky to be alive. When found on the side of the road by a Good Samaritan early in the morning, it appeared as if the bull terrier's burns had eaten away his tissue down to the bone.
When called, Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped forward to help. "All we want to do now is help poor Loki who has suffered so much at the hands of evil, neglectful and abusive humans," stated Stacey. "We have taken Loki into our rescue so that he can receive the ongoing medical care he needs."
Originally thought to have been burns from flea and tick medication, veterinarians at the emergency hospital where Loki is being treated, stated the burns were intentional and most likely chemical as the injuries spread over the dog's entire back. Loki also suffers from mange, and is tragically one of the worst burn case victims the rescue organization has even seen.
And of course, Loki is described as extremely sweet and affectionate. Dumped on the side of the road as if he was nothing more than trash, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC will now ensure this young dog gets the finest and best care available. But we need your help!
We have partnered with Rescue Dogs Rock to create this week's animal saving t-shirt design! Please, if you can, purchase one of our Loki + RDR items below! With your help this burn victim can get the second chance at love he deserves!
[UPDATE] Loki's back continues to heal after being doused with chemicals. You can see in these pics that the burn site is closing and getting narrower. Lokis injuries were so severe that it will take months for the area to fully heal.How Loki survived this horrific act is a miracle ... The pain alone that Loki experienced was torture.
Loki remains trusting of humans and has an amazing demeanor despite everything.He is tiny at 25 lbs and a year old. His first year of life was pretty grim but we will make sure the rest of his life is nothing short of perfection!
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.