This poor skeleton of a dog was saved by a Good Samaritan, a construction work, allegedly next to a site in South Carolina predominately known for dumping trash.
The saddest part of this story is many people saw this dog, a bag of bones who endured months of starvation, and did nothing. Now dubbed Ruth, she is safe in the hands of Zach’s Rescue, a 501c3 non profit organization based in Charlotte, North Carolina, that was founded and named after a cat named Zach who defied the odds and is now a happy healthy cat.
The main goal is to save lives and give these poor homeless neglected animals a new home where they will know a loving and caring home. When Ruth was rescued only a few days ago, they knew it would take a miracle to pull her through. You’ll need a tissue, as Ruth’s story will bring tears.
No one knows how long Ruth, a boxer mix, laid there before a construction worker who obviously had compassion for her, found her and stayed by her side until help could arrive. Zach’s Rescue was told that vehicles drove by and saw her and others who saw the dog did absolutely nothing.
Ruth was taken to Matthews Animal Clinic December 29. She was urinating a brownish fluid and we are quite concerned that there may be some underlying infection. There are concerns that she may need extensive treatment and we are asking that all proceeds go straight to the animal hospital. She was taken yesterday to a nearby vet clinic, and has been on continuous fluids.
It’s preferred by the rescue that any donations made for Ruth go directly to the vet. To learn more on how to donate, please call 704-877-0916 or 704-622-4348 for info.
An update was posted Tuesday night on Ruth’s condition. Ruth is now standing on her own, although weak from starvation, parasites and dehydration. She also has an old fracture to her skull, found during her examination. Her vet believes she suffered a blow to the face, which has healed over.
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“We wanted to let everyone know that ruth was treated and examined and has been on continual fluids for dehydration. Because of the fluids she received yesterday, she was actually standing on her own today and our vet decided she was stable enough to be placed in foster care.
Upon examination, it was discovered that there was an old fracture to the skull which may have caused the blindness in the eye. She is aging Ruth at about three years old. She is heavy heartworm positive, which we were expecting that.
We had some people ask us how do we know for sure that she was dumped at a trash site. Obviously, we were not there. We cannot say we could prove this, however.”
The place Ruth was found doesn’t really matter in the long run. The area is well known for people dumping their pets. What matters is that Ruth receives the best care available, and can remain in foster care until she’s able to be adopted.
Ruth, whom the vet determined has most likely had a litter of puppies at some point, will need to be spayed before going to a forever home. She has a very long road of recovery ahead of her.
Another thing is the monster who did this to Ruth, who bashed her in the head at some point in her life, and left her on her own to starve, is still out there. If you have any information, please contact the rescue at 704 622-4348.
Due to the extensive treatment Ruth will need on her journey back to health, a donation page will be set up in the near future. The link to that page will be added once it becomes available.
As for now, Ruth is happy sleeping in a warm, comfortable bed. The rescue said it best when they praised the worker who found her
“God bless this precious soul who stayed by her side.”
Please share Ruth’s story, and keep this sweet dog in your thoughts and prayers.