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Abandoned Ex-Bait Dog Lived On An Old Armchair Waiting To Be Rescued
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Abandoned Ex-Bait Dog Lived On An Old Armchair Waiting To Be Rescued

Meet Duke, the sad doggie who was found sitting in an old armchair on a curbside in south Texas, waiting for someone to come and rescue him. For a few days, people ignored the homeless canine, until one woman posted a picture of him on Facebook and asked for someone to help. “Can anyone rescue?” the person wrote on Facebook. “My mom said he’s roamed around here for a while. He has very bad mange to the point that he looks bloody. He is also very skinny.”

Leslie Ysuhuaylas, a Texas-based volunteer for Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, saw the post and stepped in, sending a volunteer to collect the doggie ASAP. “He was very scared, and he didn’t really trust people,” Ysuhuaylas told The Dodo. “He was very wary.”

As soon as the rescuer put Duke in a car, she rushed him to the vet clinic where they discovered that his teeth had been filed down. This suggests that most likely he was a bait dog, a canine cruelly used as a “practice target” in dog fights.

We can only guess what Duke the poor pooch has been through, but now that he’s in safe hands, his future looks bright. Once the doggie finishes his treatments at the vet clinic, he will be ready for adoption. Good luck, cutie boy!

More info: Rescue Dogs Rock NYC | Facebook (h/t: thedodo)

Meet Duke, the doggie who was found sitting in an old armchair on a curbside in south Texas

He was just waiting for someone to come and save him but was ignored for days…

Until one woman posted a picture of him on Facebook and asked for someone to help. “Can anyone rescue?”

“He has very bad mange to the point that he looks bloody. He is also very skinny”

Leslie Ysuhuaylas, a Texas-based volunteer for Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, saw the post and stepped in

He was rushed to the vets who discovered that Duke’s teeth had been filed down

This suggests that most likely he was a bait dog, a canine cruelly used as a “practice target” in dog fights

Luckily, this sweet boy is in good hands now and will be ready for adoption soon

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Kjorn
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5 years ago

can we makes the people who does that Bait People?

Audrey Cooper
Community Member
5 years ago

i wish

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Lisa Greene
Community Member
5 years ago

This shows both sides of the human condition, horrific cruelty, and selflessness. Big thanks to the woman who stepped in and gave this sweet dog a chance at a good life!

John L
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5 years ago

You're so right Lisa. It makes you wonder, at times, if there are actually two species interacting together.

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Amanda Panda
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5 years ago

Never heard the term "bait dog" now that I have, I am sickened by it. Takes a vile person to use a dog as "target practice", there's a special place in hell for people like that, and a special place in heaven for those who rescue these poor pups after!

Flora Polvado
Community Member
5 years ago

Where I used to live, I would not give kittens or pups to strangers because of this.

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Kjorn
Community Member
5 years ago

can we makes the people who does that Bait People?

Audrey Cooper
Community Member
5 years ago

i wish

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Lisa Greene
Community Member
5 years ago

This shows both sides of the human condition, horrific cruelty, and selflessness. Big thanks to the woman who stepped in and gave this sweet dog a chance at a good life!

John L
Community Member
5 years ago

You're so right Lisa. It makes you wonder, at times, if there are actually two species interacting together.

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Amanda Panda
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5 years ago

Never heard the term "bait dog" now that I have, I am sickened by it. Takes a vile person to use a dog as "target practice", there's a special place in hell for people like that, and a special place in heaven for those who rescue these poor pups after!

Flora Polvado
Community Member
5 years ago

Where I used to live, I would not give kittens or pups to strangers because of this.

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