Rescuers Heartbroken To See Severely Emaciated Dog Abandoned In Garbage Bag

This poor pup, Alexa, was surrendered to an animal shelter in Texas in a black plastic trash bag.

Just one look at the dog and you can tell Alexa is uncomfortable. That is because her skin is raw and bleeding. Co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, Stacey Silverstein took one look at the dog’s picture and wanted to help.

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Leslie Ysuhuaylas, a Texas-based volunteer for Rescue Dogs Rock, went to the shelter and picked Alexa up. Turns out that a woman had found Alexa near her home and had been taking care of her.

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But, Alexa wasn’t in good shape and was covered in fleas. On top of that, Alexa was suffering from Demodex mange, which is the result of tiny mites living in the dog’s hair – a painful and itchy condition.

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If Alexa had been in better hands, this would have never happened. Alexa’s future was uncertain, usually, dogs with a case of mange as severe as Alexa’s don’t survive.

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A veterinarian in Dallas started Alexa on treatment, and Alexa has been showing improvement!

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Ysuhuaylas says that Alexa is very trusting and everyone hopes that she starts to enjoy life soon – just like other puppies her age do.

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You can see in this picture that her eyes are a little more ‘happy’ – she has found her spark again and will be much happier soon! Ysuhuaylas says Alexa will make a great family dog, she likes other dogs and even gets along with the clinic’s cat!

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Image Credit: Rescue Dogs Rock NYC

Interested in adopting Alexa? Contact Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.

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