Ziggy was burned and left to die on a chain!
Rescuers call this one of the worst abuse cases ever encountered in all of their years. This poor victim was horrifically burned and left to suffer in unimaginable pain. The worst part is he was left untreated and tethered with chains for weeks in rural Georgia. He is in critical condition.
Ziggy had been chained in the yard of his owners when a fire ignited at the home. Instead of cutting the chain the dog’s owners watched as the fire engulfed the area and burned Ziggy’s skin. The dog sustained second and third degree burns on most of his body. And for two weeks they left him on the chain – it was only on Thursday they put the dog in the trunk of their vehicle and brought him to the shelter.
“The shelter staff watched as his owners opened the trunk of their car to find Ziggy; laying there helpless, severely injured, lifeless and emaciated to the point of mere bones, Ziggy’s skin is literally peeling off from the severity of the burns. You can see the burn marks around his eyes, on his ears, his back end, his legs and even his private parts were scorched.” wrote the nonprofit on their facebook.
The large majority of burns are now infected because they were left untreated for such a long period of time. First she was stabilized and placed on high doses of pain medication. Doctors say that Ziggy is only a year old and on top of being burned he is extremely emaciated.
We cannot do this without you. His care will cost in the thousands of dollars. That is just not the type of funds Rescue Dog Rock has. We have created the Animal Abuse Awareness shirts, hoodies, totes and bracelets you see below. We ask that if you would consider one of these items below. It's a great way to show family and friends that not only do you have a cute shirt but you helped save Ziggy’s life.
Ziggy continues to have great days and is making huge strides. Just a few weeks ago, Ziggy was severely burned. Now, he is on the road to recovery.
Every day, Ziggy undergoes laser therapy for his severe burns all over his body. We are completely blown away by Ziggy's courage and will to live after the torture he has suffered being burned alive, while living on a chain and being left for 2 weeks to die. Ziggy has long road to recovery, but the team at Rescue Dogs Rock will be there every step of the way.
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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.