It can seem like a day doesn’t pass without some story of animal abuse or neglect, and we are sorry to say, today is no different! Rescue Dogs Rock NYC is calling for our help again, this time to bring attention to Andy, a poor little boy from Alabama who was dumped in a shelter in this horrendous condition.

Looking at him here, it is really hard to tell Andy is even a dog!


Andy is emaciated, and it is awful to think how long this poor boy might have gone without food or water. 

Half of his fur is missing, and what remains is severely matted. It is going to take a lot of patience and care to remove these clumps and make him look like a dog again! 

We don’t mean to be cruel, Andy, but currently, you look a little bit more like a chicken than a dog!

Andy weighs a tiny eight pounds and has clearly been living in neglect and misery for quite some time. It is hard to imagine it, but someone has kept this dog, allowed him to deteriorate into this state, and then abandoned him to fend for himself.



Andy’s story is not the first where a dog has been so badly neglected that they no longer resemble a dog. And for all the justice we see in the world when cruel animal owners are prosecuted for what they have done to these poor, defenseless animals, or all the beautiful before and after photos we get to see of dogs that have been rescued, what we want, more than anything, is for this cruel neglect and abuse to stop. Without organizations like Rescue Dogs Rock, the plight of so many of these animals would be so much worse, and we can’t help but praise the hard work they do. We just wish none of this was necessary, and that dogs like Andy were already in loving forever homes.

Rescue Dogs Rock works tirelessly to raise awareness of the ever-growing plight of homeless animals in this country, both in shelters and those dumped on our streets. To help them in this crucial, vital work, and help dogs like Andy, please consider making a donation.

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