Prepare to have your heartstrings tugged! Rescue Dogs Rock NYC is bringing you the story of Colton, a beautiful little six-year-old boy who has experienced nothing but suffering and neglect in his young life.

Colton is a badly-emaciated little dog. His fur is in a terrible state, his entire body is covered in sores, scabs, fleas, and ticks. All he has known in his short life is hunger, pain, discomfort, and neglect. We need to show him that not all humans are like that in this world!

Colton is currently being cared for by Rescue Dogs Rock‘s vet partner in South Carolina. It is a horrible thought that this might be the first time he has ever slept on a soft blanket that isn’t riddled with bugs!

Look at his back! These sores and scars have taken time to develop. How could you have a beautiful pup like this and let him get into such a terrible state?

Look at the size of the tick in poor Colton’s ear! Can you imagine how irritating and painful this must be?

We would love to say that Colton is winking for the camera here, but that isn’t the case. His poor eye is infected!

Here is Colton with the veterinary staff getting a well-overdue cuddle in a soft, warm blanket. Get well soon, Colton, we can’t wait to see you when you are fit and healthy and in a forever home surrounded by a family who loves you!



Hearing stories of neglected dogs is never something we want to get complacent about. But at times it feels even more infuriating when this happens to a puppy. We cannot believe someone would willingly bring a puppy into their home only to then leave them to get sick and starved. It is unthinkable that anyone could do that with a clear conscience, and we hope justice is served in this and all other cases of neglect.

Rescue Dogs Rock works tirelessly to help poor defenseless dogs like Colton, raising awareness of the ever-growing plight of homeless animals, both in shelters and those dumped on the streets. If you are able to donate to help them keep up this incredible work or would like to know more, please get in touch. 

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