Starla's spine is cracked in two places after being viciously kicked.
This is what neglect and abuse looks like. It’s much worse than we thought. Not only is Starla hairless, with the worst case of mange rescuers have ever seen, emaciated, covered in fleas and ticks ... Upon arrival to the Vet, Starla was writhing in pain and crying out every time she moved. She was immediately put on pain medications and around the clock care.
X-rays were taken of her spine, pelvis and legs and it was discovered that, Starla’s spine is cracked in 2 places. I know. This is hard to see but we desperately need your help. Every time she moves the cracked vertebrae rub together causing excruciating pain.
Her Vet believes this injury was caused by Starla being kicked with such force it broke the vertebrae on her spine. Yes, you read that correctly. This is from horrible abuse. Starla has been suffering and in pain for a very long time.
Her teeth look like she’s a 5 year old dog when in reality she’s is only a 6 month old puppy. How does this happen! Starla is on heavy duty pain meds and will remain under the care of Rescue Dogs Rock’s Texas Vet Partner. She will need to be stabilized before being transported to NY to see a specialist where she will need surgery to repair her spine.
UPDATE 2-7-18: Starla was saved last week when she was being given away for free! She has been at the Texas Vet Partner receiving life saving medical care since last week. Sadly she cannot walk and is still in pain due to a spine injury that occurred in the past. Starla is on transport now to NY to a specialty hospital to see if Rescue Dogs Rock can help her. We have 3 dogs that we took in this week alone that CANNOT WALK.
It’s a miracle she’s alive at this point.
UPDATE 3-8-18: Little Miss Starla has made amazing strides in her recovery. The more her hair grows in the more scars I find on her petite little body. Almost looks like someone had tied up her legs and arms and ran something across her face. I can’t imagine what she has been through, yet she continues to LOVE people and other dogs. She is now walking and getting stronger every day.
Starla will need our prayers and support so that our partners at Rescue Dogs Rock can give her the very best medical care including being seen by a spine specialist and having surgery. Please help if you can by purchasing one of our Starla shirts, hoodies, totes or bracelet below. They make a beautiful gift and give knowing you helped save tiny Starla!
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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.