What appears to be a leash or a belt has been tied around Nemmy's torso for such a long period, that it has become embedded her flesh. Rescuers posted her plea for help on October 8, 2013.
Nemmy is a Houston stray currently eluding capture by rescuers, neighbors, and even animal control.
Residents of the area all seem to know about the dog, because of her unusual circumstance, and because Nemmy visits the same location regularly.
Unfortunately, infection has already set in.
She is surrounded by fleas and covered in ticks, and she is in desperate need of rescue. One resident claims to have seen Nemmy's torso constricted by the belt for up to 5 years.
Individuals are attempting to secure her, but in the meantime, Nemmy needs help. She needs funds to cover her medical care, a rescue group to accept her, and a temporary foster home.
If you are willing to foster or help Nemmy in another way, please contact Kim Rowe by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nemmy's (hopeful) rescuers note that the Houston Channel 13 News had taken footage of her about a year ago, but nothing has resulted from the coverage.
It is time for that to change. Nemmy's story is spreading quickly on social networking sites, but she still needs an angel to save her. Five years is a long time for any stray out on the streets, much less one experiencing this level of neglect and undoubted pain.
To donate to Nemmy's medical care until a rescue takes her in, paypal donations may be sent to email@example.com.
To follow Nemmy's journey, visit her Facebook album here.
Here is the latest update on Nemmy:
UPDATE: Nemmy has been trapped by Kevin Miller this afternoon and she (yes, she is a girl!) is now staying overnight at the vet’s office until tomorrow, where they will work on removing the leash first thing in the morning. She is scared of course, but we haven’t handled her to know how she reacts to human touch yet. GREAT NEWS: Friends For Life Animal Rescue and Adoption Organization - Houston, Texas has accepted Nemmy into their adoption program! From this point forward, please make all online donations via their website: www.nokill1.org and note that the donation is for Nemmy. We are unsure what her medical expenses will be just yet, but we expect them to be hefty. Thank you for any small contribution you can make. Nemmy will be going to a foster home here in Houston where she will stay with Debi and her 2 dogs, yet have her own room to recover and heal. Once she is healed and spayed, Nemmy will be available for adoption to a loving family through Friends for Life. Please consider helping her start the next chapter of her life with you. Thank you all!
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