Trudy was intentionally starved by her owners and chained in the backyard.
Meet Trudy! Look into her eyes, can you explain to her why her "owners" starved her because we can't! We do not understand the mentality of these abusers. Why get a dog? Do some people get a type of sick pleasure torturing animals and watching them waste away, day after day? To get this emaciated the doctors say it takes weeks and weeks of starvation.
Trudy is en route from Baltimore to NYC right now. Rescue Dogs Rock have stepped up to save her life. What we know of her past is that she ended up at BARCS (animal shelter) twice. The first time, her owners claimed her a day later and this time she was found chained in the back yard. Her owners said "she wasn't eating". Not eating??!!! What was she suppose to eat if she wasn't fed anything?
Trudy is a baby, only 12 months old and she's gone from 45 pounds down to a mere 24 pounds. She has been purposely starved and has the worst possible BCS/body score of 1/9. We are told her previous owners are being charged with animal abuse and we thank god for that.
Our job is to take care of Trudy and that's what we will do. She will remain at RDR's NY emergency vet until she's healthy enough to go home. We promise Trudy to make her whole again however long that takes. She will never want for anything ever again.
UPDATE: Trudy was saved from BARCS shelter and was a cruelty case due to Trudys severe emaciation and horrid physical condition. She went to a loving foster home today after spending 2 weeks at RDR's vet partner. To continue her recovery Trudy needs to double her weight. This is not as simple as just feeding her more. There are steps that are taken to make sure she gains weight in a healthy and safe manner. Emaciation cases can be some of the hardest to recuperate from.
I have a message from her foster mom that I would like to share with you. " This is TRUDY. Whoever did this to her should go to jail ." Her owner will be prosecute for their crimes.
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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.