Even when resources are low, the compassionate folks at Rescue Dogs Rock NYC continue to save innocent lives. They recently saved a sweet puppy they lovingly named Polly. This little girl was waiting to be euthanized at the shelter when they changed her life forever. Polly will now know what it means to be cared for, loved, and soon… happy.

Polly was so alone, scared, and confused. The shelter is no place for any animal, much less a tiny puppy!


Thanks to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, this five-week-old cutie has a long, happy life ahead of her.

Polly was taken to the vet where she was diagnosed with sarcoptic mange and a severe skin infection.


Little Polly is now in foster care recovering while another sweet, scared, and innocent animal replaces her empty cage. With about 6.5 million companion animals entering shelters every year across the U.S., it is so important to adopt rather than shop for a new furry (or feathered, or scaley) family member. It is equally important to spay or neuter your pet once you do adopt if it hasn’t already been done. By doing both of these things, you can help reduce the homeless pet population and give opportunities to other animals that are waiting for a forever home – you will literally be saving two lives.

If you are not in a position to adopt but are looking for other ways to help, then consider fostering an animal in need. This helps the animal being fostered, the shelter with space, and allows them to save another innocent life. As always, volunteering, educating others, and sharing profiles of adoptable pets are effective ways to help shelter animals.

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC depends on compassionate animal lovers like you to continue saving lives just like Polly. To learn more about Rescue Dogs Rock NYC click here or to donate click here.

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