Saint Chiara was found by NYBC officers and rushed to the ER.
First I need to say she is in guarded condition! NYPD 5th Precinct called the New York Bully Crew for help. An emaciated dog was found in a broken box. This is a case of systematic starvation. Details are unknown as to how the dog was found but rescuers really need you prayers right now. As you can see this is an active case under investigation.
This poor female is battered and broken! After being rushed to the ER rescuers learned some bad news. She has cachexia, or wasting syndrome. Her body is covered in old and new wounds, she can barely hold her head up and is spiritually defeated. Thank god the NYPD was there and I am so thankful they are on the case!
New York Bully Crew have named her Saint Chiara. May all the saints and angels watch over her and give her the strength she needs. She survived the night which gives New York Bully Crew hope that St Chiara has the will to survive but she is still in guarded condition. Rescuers are waiting for lab results to learn if this is from neglect or if there are underlying medical issues that have not been addressed.
UPDATE 11/6/19: She ate a tiny bit last night! But her stool is dark and tarry which indicates blood. But that is not uncommon when a dog's body is this severely malnourished. Your prayers are keeping her strong! Keep them coming!
UPDATE 11/8/19: Saint Chiara is fighting to survive which gives us hope that she has the will to live but she is still in guarded condition.
UPDATE 11/10/19: I don't know what to say. I am still sitting here in tears. If you remember Chiara was found by NYPD. Sweet Chiara has earned her angel wings after being unable to overcome the severe neglect that she has endured for an unknown amount of time. She tried so desperately to beat the odds, she was eating on her own and displayed an appetite. She had a transfusion which showed positive signs, and we rejoiced with that glimpse of hope. She fought so hard but her body was not strong enough and she passed away.
It is important to note that just because New York Bully Crew lost Chiara that doesn't mean they no longer need our help... In fact, they need our help now more than ever. The vet bills are in the thousands after trying to save Chiara's life. So please donate (nybullycrew.org/donate/) OR purchase one of Chiara's tee shirts, tote bags, hoodies or bracelets. If you don't like our Doris Day shirts we have over 50 other designs here
New York Bully Crew
New York Bully Crew is a 501c3 not-for-profit rescue organization founded in December 2010. Though based on Long Island, NYBC’s outreach is nationwide. NYBC strives to bring positive attention to the most loyal breed one could encounter, and give second chances to those who have been discarded by humans.