Loyal friend stayed by abused dog’s side until they were rescued

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Thanks to a good samaritan, a badly abused dog is being given a chance to survive after being found in a dumpster in Dallas.  The dog, who has been named Java, was emaciated  and strangely had a metal can around it’s neck.  The can had been on for some time and as the dog grew it had cut into her ears.  But Java was not alone as another dog was with her, watching over Java, and they were rescued together.

The samaritan, who did not want to be named, brought the pair to Dallas Animal Services on Sunday.  The second dog, a shepherd mix who has been named Joshua, was uninjured.  After the can was cut off Java was sent to Metro Paws Animal Hospital for treatment, but the prognosis is uncertain.  “The next few days are critical,” according to a post on Animal Services Facebook page. “We have to get her stable enough for surgery and watch out for organ failure due to her starved condition. But that tail is wagging.”

As of this morning Java was alert and eating, but will need extensive care and love to get healthy again, and eventually will need a foster home to help nurture her back to normal.  Following that, if all goes well, she will be up for adoption.  Joshua, who stayed by poor Java’s side through her ordeal, is healthy and is still at animal services but the shelter is full and he needs a foster home 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 http://www.animalalliesoftexas.org/donations/

21 thoughts on “Loyal friend stayed by abused dog’s side until they were rescued”

  1. I am really getting tired of the abusers in these stories. I just cannot fathom how you could do such a thing to a dog.

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  2. I do hope that as Anonymous suggested, that Java and Joshua stay together. It may be what is needed to have Java keep the determination to get better. It is Joshua who stayed by Java’s side and they, obviously, have a strong bond! Being separated may prove to be too stressful and being in a shelter or vets office would be stressful enough without adding to it.

    As well, I do hope that you get the financial assistance and have someone who can take them both to work on the rehabilitation. Hopefully, they could be adopted together, too.

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  3. I do hope that, as Anonymous suggested, Java and Joshua stay together. It may be what is needed to have Java keep the determination to get better. It is Joshua who stayed by Java’s side and they, obviously, have a strong bond! Being separated may prove to be too stressful and being in a shelter or vets office would be stressful enough without adding to it.

    As well, I do hope that you get the financial assistance and have someone who can take them both to work on the rehabilitation. Hopefully, they could be adopted together, too.

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  4. I agree that Java and Joshua should stay together. There is a bond there and I really do think it will aid in her healing. It’s difficult to understand how someone can do this to a defenseless animal. I hope nothing but the best for her and hope that there is some way they can be fostered and adopted together after she recovers.

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  5. I cant beleive they split up those dogs after everything they have been through come on let them be together…

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    • The dogs were turned into a city run ‘shelter’, aka ‘the pound’, not a situation where money is no object. Budgets are being cut all over for such facilities and some are run in such a way that promotes the killing mentality. The general public doesn’t care much unfortunately.

      Joshua is healthy and apparently a stray so he will be held at the shelter for his stray period and then if no one steps up to adopt or rescue him he will be killed. That is the reality.

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