This sweet girl was found abandoned, roaming the streets of South Slope. She was malnourished, neglected, and almost certainly abused. Man, this shit makes me want to punch someone.
But lucky for Dottie, she managed to cross paths with a dog-loving, kind-hearted couple who are determined to get her back on her feet and healthy...and they need our help.
Here's the scoop:
This past Monday, we found "Dottie" wandering the streets of South Park Slope, Brooklyn. The first sight of this sweet gal was extremely shocking. She is severely emaciated, has a large open wound on her right hip and a small mass on her left front leg. We immediately brought her to our vet, who was as equally shocked as we were. It is their professional opinion that Dotties injuries are a result of long-term neglect and/or abuse. To become this thin, the vet believes she could have been deprived of food for upwards of two months. The wounds have been left untreated for much longer. They took x-rays, started her on antibiotics, and assessed her injuries. X-rays showed a strange foreign object in her abdomen, which requires an ultrasound, which she is receiving tomorrow (2/20/14). Once Dottie puts on some weight, she will need surgery to remove the dead tissue that has fused in/around her hip wound. She needs to be spayed, have a full round of shots, blood work, and possible removal of the mass on leg. In the 4 short days we have had Dottie she had had 3 vet visits, all of which we have been paying for out of pocket. All local shelters are full, and calling ACC is not an option for her, because she will definitely be put down in her current condition. Dottie is an absolute sweetheart. She has shown us nothing but love and affection, despite her current level of discomfort and pain. She has allowed us to bathe her and tend to her wounds, without any complaints. It's as if she knows she's SAFE now and we are here to help. We will not allow Dottie to suffer because of someone else's negligence. We are fighting this hard for her because we truly believe she is worth it! PLEASE. No donation is too small. We can't do it without the help of other fellow animal lover like you! Dottie THANKS YOU :)
If you can contribute anything at all for Dottie's comeback tour, that would really be awesome. And if you can't afford to contribute, please help us get the word out and send along her story to your other rich friends.
In the meantime, you can follow along with Dottie's progress here on Facebook. And if you'd like to find out more about adopting Dottie, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org