What a horror that someone allowed this pup to get into the condition she is in without either getting her treated when the symptoms first became apparent or bringing it to the Society's Newark facility. Since the AHS has been in Newark for over 100 years as a lighthouse for the needy animals, why wait until now?
If you wonder why we keep asking for donations to the Res-Q Fund, it is because we are constantly using it up on such serious cases.
A Newark resident brought her to our Newark shelter and there is no background or further information other than that. We call the young lass "Madison" for the name of the street where the man resides.
The pup was observed by Dr. Adriana Hordynsky who advised that Madison has severe mange. Our groomer, Sandy, gave her a warm, soothing bath and she will be given medicated baths within a short time. Sadly, this is probably the first time she is getting any tender care or attention.
Madison will be with us for awhile but if you are interested, please call the Society at 973-824-7080 and refer to File 129237. AHS is located at 124 Evergreen Ave. in Newark -- same place we have been for over a century. We are close to Rt. 22, Rt. 1 and 9 and are open 7 days a week for your convenience.
UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
Rest In Peace, Madison
We told you of the very sad story of cruelty and neglect of the little pup named Madison just last week, that was brought into our AHS Newark facility in such a horrific state. Madison was just a young little girl, but suffered more misery and pain than many of us have had to deal with in a lifetime.
When Dr. Adriana Hordynsky, a top AHS veterinarian, saw the pathetic pup, she decided to take Madison home to give her round the clock care and get her over the most difficult stages of her illnesses. Madison was not only suffering with one of the most severe cases of mange that we've ever seen, but had such a wide variety of ailments that she would need IV fluids, antibiotic injections, and critical care. If anyone could give Madison the chance at recovering, it would be the caring and compassionate Dr. Hordynsky.
It is with a very heavy heart and many tears that we must inform you that this darling little girl Madison did not make it. It seems that Madison was neglected for far too long before finally coming through our doors, and even with all of the excellent treatment that she was receiving from Dr. Hordynsky, her system went into multi organ system failure and she passed away peacefully in her sleep during the night.
Although our hearts are aching, we can find comfort knowing that although you all never got to meet Madison, once our thousands of supporters heard her story, she received so many prayers and well wishes for a recovery. Thank you all for that. It is especially difficult to have such high hopes for success and plans for a wonderful life that just wasn't meant to be. Rest in peace Madison, you were loved by so many….