Rayna: Found depressed and scared left for dead in a ditch.
In Columbus City, North Carolina, had it not been for a Good Samaritan who found a stray, tortured puppy left to die in a ditch, Rayna would have been another tragic statistic of animal cruelty and abuse. Just ten-months old, no one knows how long she languished on the side of the road before a compassionate person stopped to embrace a defenseless puppy left to die and immediately transported her to the nearby shelter.
When Rescue Dogs Rock NYC were called by the shelter for assistance, co-founder Stacey Silverstein wasted no time, and with the aid of nearby volunteers and advocates, transported Rayna to the organization's partner veterinarian hospital for emergency treatment. On the rescue organization's Facebook page, Stacey tearfully described Rayna's situation:
"We immediately got a call to help as Rayna is in very critical condition. Besides her medical condition, this baby's mental condition is also at risk, as she's completely withdrawn from all human contact … As if to say 'I just can't go on any longer.' Rayna is only 10 months old. We must turn her life around at this very moment by giving her top notch medical care and tons of TLC and human affection. Her condition is very poor." Story by Pet rescue report.
UPDATE: Rayna has a severe flea infestation with severely infected skin and complete loss of hair all over her body. We are waiting for her test results. She not only has physical ailments , she is completely shut down emotionally. The hurt she feels is on the inside and the outside , sadly ...
We vow to give Rayna everything she needs both physically and mentally to bring her to a place of peace and well being but I desperately need your help!
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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.