Mercury: Chained with rotting flesh and living in his own feces and urine.
It was a cold and frigid day. This is the story of MERCURY a dog that was in desperate and immediate need of help. What rescuers discovered next shocked us all.
As NMDOG staff walked from house to house, through burnt out trailer through burnt out trailer.... they noticed a structure far from anything else. The lady that greeted them at the front of the property spoke no English but rescuers were sure she knew exactly why they were there.
When staff asked if she had a dog she pointed to the rear of the property. As the founder approached the little Pittie chained all alone, his immediate need became very clear. He was cowering in the corner bound by chains of all kinds and when rescuers got closer she could smell the rotting flesh. They got busy securing an owner surrender and then they cut him free. MERCURY was very scared & afraid, but as volunteers reassured him that everything was going to be fine he allowed them to do what needed to be done. His collar was deeply embedded into his neck. It was one of the worst embedded collars they have seen. MERCURY is now getting around the clock emergency care and is in critical condition.
We have partnered with NMDOG to raise the funds needed for MERCURY'S care. With every shirt, hoodie, necklace or bracelet purchased, we will donate $10 to help save MERCURY.
NMDOG is a 501(c)3, all-volunteer, foster-based, 'in-the-trenches' rescue. We serve the chained, abused, and Forgotten Dogs of New Mexico for the LOVE of DOG.