Ruby: Watch the video of a dog neglected and starved almost to death.
When we first laid eyes on this extremely neglected and abused girl, we had to do a double take. We were in shock and that is hard to do because we see so many horrific and sad stories every day.
You may think this Ruby is a senior dog but this poor girl is not even a year old, although you would not know it by her appearance. It is a horror, the condition she is in! This is honestly one of the worst cases of neglect and abuse we have seen and that is saying a lot considering we launch two new cases a say.
Not only does she have the worst case of mange we have ever seen, she was also starved to the brink of death. Underneath Ruby's matted and dirty coat is a shell of a dog. Her nails are so overgrown they curled into her paw pads. This makes it difficult for her to even walk on her own.
What happened to Ruby? We may not ever know her full story, as she ended up in a high-kill shelter with very little known history. To think what her short life has been like is just sickening! She is getting urgent care and treatment at the emergency vet right now. Ruby is hanging on, she has the will to survive and we will help her every step of the way.
She is still bleeding from every opening and her red count is low. She is getting medicated baths, the vet is treating her with antibiotics and pain management and sub cutaneous fluids due to the fact they try to use a tourniquet to put in IV fluids and she began bleeding so badly because there is no vein to put the IV in. She's extremely lethargic, severely dehydrated, running a high fever, her skin is raw from Demodex, she has infected wounds from the embedded collar on her neck and chest, she's starved and pooped rocks.
We cannot change her past, but we have promised her that her future will be full of love and care as it always should have been. Now, we are focused on saving Ruby's life. I have created this animal saving shirt design along with Second Chance Rescue to help us raise the funds needed for Ruby's care! Please consider purchasing one to help! Thank you!
David Hendrickson (Founder & CEO)
Second Chance Rescue
Second Chance is a 501c3 animal rescue organization that specializes in helping the Pit Bull Terrier dog. We focus on medical cases as well as abused & neglected animals. We believe all animals deserve a Second Chance.