On Sunday, two dogs were rescued by a good Samaritan in Dallas, Texas.
One dog, a healthy shepherd mix now known as “Joshua,” was standing guard over a female who was not far from death.
That dog, now known as “Java,” was lying on the ground, her body wasted. Around her neck, a rusty coffee can which was cutting into her ears and flesh.
Both dogs were rushed to Dallas Animal Services where a veterinarian was able to remove the can from Java’s neck.
Joshua, who had faithfully stood guard with his friend, remains at the animal services facility, and Java was taken to MetroPaws for further care.
Animal Allies of Texas has taken frail Java under their protective rescue wing and they posted this update on her on Monday:
Java is alert and eating – “holding her own” this morning, per our Volunteer who works at MetroPaws: ” It’s so disgusting. I didn’t really look at her whole body last night when we came in to check on her, she was wrapped up in a blanket and I didn’t want to disturb her. But I burst out into tears this morning when I saw her….”. the next few days are critical.
Java and Joshua, though no longer suffering on their own, are both still in need of help.
Java is going to require extensive veterinary care to bring her back to good health, and she will eventually need a foster home to recover in.
Joshua, her loyal friend, is currently alone at the Dallas Animal Services facility, in need of rescue or adoption.
Dallas Animal Services shared the following about Joshua:
Joshua reamains here at DAS. He’s a sweet boy, but the shelter is full. He’ll need a new home or a rescue group willing to take him as soon as possible. His identification number is A750714 and he’ll be available Thursday, if not before.
Anyone interested in making a donation towards Java’s veterinary expenses can do so by calling MetroPaws at 214-887-1400, or through the Animal Allies of Texas website at this link.
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