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Rescue Dogs Rock is begging for help today on the behalf of a poor little boy who cannot ask for help himself!

Poor little Chip was surrendered by his owner to a high-kill shelter in Texas. And though we understand that sometimes circumstances mean people think they can no longer cope with their pets, this awful, irresponsible person abandoned Chip when he most needed to be cared for, leaving him in a terrible state!

Chip has been neglected and left to suffer for so long that he is completely hairless in places. He has a painful skin condition as a result of being left with fleas and ticks that have eaten their way through his skin from the inside! And on top of this, as if it weren’t enough, he is weak and frail, and it’s probably been a while since this poor little boy had a good meal. Who in their right mind could leave an animal to get like this?

Chip needs immediate transportation to one of Rescue Dogs Rock‘s veterinary partners for vital, life-saving medical care. He deserves every chance at survival and a second chance in life after being treated so terribly. We need Chip to know that not all humans are this unkind and cruel. He deserves a loving forever home with lots of love and snuggles, but before that can happen, he needs time to recoup and recover.


No animal deserves to be neglected. When we decide to take an animal into our homes, it is our duty to protect and care for them, whether they are fussy eaters, need extra walks, or in the case of Chip, require medical treatment to stop them getting even more sick! What sense is there to leave a dog to suffer when a quick visit to a vet could have prevented so much of what Chip is suffering with now? There is no sense or excuse at all!

Rescue Dogs Rock works tirelessly to help dogs like Chip, raising awareness of the ever-growing plight of homeless animals in this country, both in shelters and those dumped on our streets. To donate towards the medical care Chip needs, or to find out more about their incredible work, please check out their Facebook page.

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0 comments on “Dog Covered in Fleas and Ticks Was Dumped in a High-Kill Shelter While His Owner Walked Home Scot-Free”

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Jeff Biss
2 Months Ago

I do think that eliminating the worst among us is an answer, such as people like this. We don\'t need them, they provide no value and all they do is harm.

Ruth Eisenbud
2 Months Ago

Interestingly enough, thee are no kill shelters in India, where it is always against the law to kill or harm a homeless dog....but then, India is not a judeo.christian nation, guided by the brutal guidelines of genesis:

Genesis 9:1-3 “The fear and dread of you shall rest on every animal of the earth, and on every bird of the air, on everything that creeps on the ground, and on all the fish in the sea; into your hand they are delivered. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; and just as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.”

The existence of kill shelters is a contradiction that is baffling. The word shelter means to protect from harm, to kill is the opposite, it is extreme harm. Why doesnt anyone ever question the existence of kill shelters in judeo.christian nations, they are just another form of animal abuse that should be banned, but will not be because killing animals is consistent with the dominion ethic.

12 Aug 2018

"Every moving that lives shall be food for you..." - no thanks. This just provides justification for those who hunt and murder animals and the belief that humans are superior to everything else when the state of the planet is daily proof of the contrary. People put too much faith in a book full of contradictions, e.g. "Animals, like humans, suffer emotionally. We must strive to cause them neither physical pain nor emotional anguish". – Exodus 34:26 or "A righteous man regards the life of animals" – Proverbs 12:10.

Suzanne Favela Suzanne Favela
2 Months Ago

Animal abuse should be considered a violent crime and be prosecuted to it\'s fullest extent. Animal\'s can\'t defend themselves and only evil cowards , which I hope to God will get their punishment in hell where they belong. I would take that little guy in my home in a heart beat and give him love and kindness.

Gina Garibaldi
2 Months Ago

Animal abusers deserve nothing less than a slow, bloody, tortuous death.

Janet Justice
2 Months Ago

Why do authors like you continue to use the term "High Kill Shelter" as if the workers there enjoy euthanizing animals? This shelter is in fact "open intake" as are virtually all "kill shelters" in this country. The ones at 90% save rates are largely playing dangerous games with admissions to manage numbers and assuage critics like you.

Open intake shelters must under law take every animal that crosses their doorstep. Whereas the "no kill rescues" get to choose which animals come into their program. This cute little dog got pulled, how many did Rescue Dogs Rock leave behind to die?

If you want to help animals stop with the click bait and start reporting how things really work at many underfunded shelters.

11 Aug 2018

Janet Justice, you have no clue about no-kill shelters. I\'ve worked for one for the past 10 years. We are OPEN ADMISSION, which means we taken them all - we DO NOT pick and choose. When we are full, we put people on a waiting list. If they cannot wait, we refer them to other no-kill shelters. Our volunteers are also known to take animals to their private homes to foster while awaiting an open kennel/cage.

Kill shelters are just that - they KILL for lack of space. They don\'t go out of their way to find alternatives for saving animals. They also get money from their respective local governmental authorities. The more animals they kill, the more they get paid since it purports to free up a cage for the next animal.

No kill shelters will arrange surgery when needed and will nurse an abused animal back to health. Victims of illegal practices like dog fighting will get medical, rehab and professional temperament testing , whereas kill shelters just kill them and not waste their time and money trying to save the animal.

Please do yourself and everyone else a favor and volunteer at a no-kill shelter that is open admission. The lengths we go to to save animals will be an eye-opener. Thank you.

Janet Justice
11 Aug 2018


I have worked in both in public shelters and private rescue for years so spare me your holier than thou attitude.

Frankly it is an insult to every caring man and women fighting every day for animals in public shelters all over this country. The shelters are almost all underfunded and undersized for the populations they serve. I see medical cases all the time where no rescues step up for the animals. I find your narrative about fighting dogs unbelievable since even nice pits barely get pulled by the rescue community. But let a cute puppy come in and they\'re all over themselves. Choices have to be made and when the public doesn\'t adopt that means euthanasia.

Surely if you have worked for an OPEN ADMISSION no kill shelter you won\'t mind providing a link so we can view the veracity of your claims.

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