Rusty has endured horrific abuse at the hands of unknown monsters. Local police found him wandering the streets and brought him to the shelter. The staff were horrified at his condition and calls went out to try and save him.
GSROC was also appalled when we saw his photos. What soulless creature could do this to a defenseless dog? We are inundated with dogs needing expensive medical treatment but we could not say no.
Rusty is now safe in our lifeboat and being examined by our vet. His skin is dry and brittle - who knows when he last had a decent meal. His ears are crusty with scabs and wax. He will need IVs, expensive antibiotics and nutrients to restore his health.
Can you please help us save this poor boy? Celebrate ADOPT A RESCUE DOG MONTH by donating towards Rusty's care. Click on the sponsor button to send in your pledge.
UPDATE: Our vet has told us poor Rusty's ears were clearly a hack job, not done by anyone with skill. Rusty's skin issues are a combination of yeast and bacterial infections caused from an untreated flea infestation. This poor boy clearly has been suffering, He now has a bronchial infection too! Expensive antibiotics and medicated baths are continuing. Your donations and financial support are needed & greatly appreciated! Rusty is very animal aggressive - our vet believes he was used as a fight dog. Extensive training and rehab will be needed before he can be placed in any type of home.
All donations are needed! Please share this news with other dog lovers and ask them to celebrate with us by helping Rusty.
Please go to our website and complete an adoption application at: http://www.gsroc.org/application.asp. An adoption counselor will contact you to go over your application and assist you in determining which dog may be best for your particular situation.