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Sweet Rescue Puppy Is So Hungry His Temperature Won’t Even Register On A Thermometer

05 February 2017 923 views

Opie is a 5-month-old puppy who is so emaciated, his body temperature doesn’t even register on a thermometer.  

The heartbreaking photo of Opie weighing a mere 10lbs was shared on Tuesday with Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC

The story was reported on Pet Rescue Report, where Jackie was overwhelmed with extreme anger and sadness, saying, “PLEASE MAKE IT STOP! The abuse, the neglect, the cruelty, it’s too much. We must work together to stop this from happening, day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year. These animals deserve to be loved, cared for, humanely treated, treated with compassion and most certainly fed. We are so angry over the condition of this poor helpless puppy, angry and disgusted.”

Poor Opie, who never asked for anything other than love, has been neglected by his previous owners nearly to death. 

If it wasn’t for the staff at the Fulton County Animal Shelter reaching out to Jackie and Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, Opie would have been another victim of animal cruelty. 

On Wednesday, Rescue Dogs Rock shared an update of Opie saying he remains in critical condition and is on intravenous nutrients and pain medication. 

They are giving him some meds to help move things through & we hope they will work. He remains on IV & we are hoping for the best, taking it hour by hour to see what happens.

He has been administered a plasma transfusion, but veterinarians have expressed their concerns that Opie may have a possible obstruction. Opie is a survivor or he wouldn’t be here right now, so we will fight with him! We cannot understand why anyone would starve and torture an innocent puppy,” the rescue wrote. 

o help Opie, please donate at donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/.