- Posted August 13, 2014 by
Smithtown, New York
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“On a daily basis, dogs are suffering the worst cruelty. Without empathy or sympathy, many do not survive the street life and abandonment,” affirms Robert Misseri, founder and president of Guardians of Rescue. “You've heard it before, but it's so important and so true. If you see something, do something. No animal deserves to suffer.”
Chase was one of the abandoned dogs, found fighting for his life on the streets of Knoxville, Tennessee. Chase was left tied up in a yard, unable to escape and suffering from a horrific wound from an embedded collar. Maggots covered the open wound around his neck, where his collar rubbed an open wound. His jaw was previously broken, his legs were scraped as if he was dragged and he was severely dehydrated and starved.
Guardians of Rescue stepped in to help this innocent dog, taking him to New York to heal his broken body and spirit. He will arrive in New York on Saturday, August 16th, 2014 and when he is able, he will go up for adoption to be taken in by a kind and loving family.
Guardians of Rescue is working with the local authorities who are investigating the case, as well as Knoxville Animal Control to stop the blatant cruelty in this area of Tennessee. Guardians of Rescue has posted a $1500 reward is offered for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the abuse of Chase.
“For dogs like Chase, people like us are his only hope. Animals give us unconditional love and unfortunately, it is not always the case that it is equally returned. Neglect and abuse are unacceptable,” affirms Misseri. “If you see something, do something. Chase and dogs like him can be removed from cruel situations and placed into a safe environment where they can be cared for, if people take action.”
To donate to Chase’s fund, or to learn more, visit the site at www.guardiansofrescue.org.