BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — WARNING: This story contains graphic images.
She's emaciated and has a bacterial skin infection, but the founder of Make a Difference Rescue of Western New York says this dog is one of the lucky ones.
Jennifer Stilwell says the dog, named Grace, was rescued from a home in Puerto Rico. Stilwell says the owner was arrested after Animal Control seized the dog.
"Thank goodness she is now safe with us," Stilwell posted on the organization's Facebook page.
"I don’t like putting bad pictures on Facebook but I try to tell people, when you see those pictures on our page, those are the lucky ones. Those are the ones that are going to be ok," Stilwell said in a phone interview with 7 Eyewitness News.
The rescue organization will keep the dog in Puerto Rico until it is healthy enough to be transported to the group's shelter in Albion, NY. Stilwell expects this could happen in the next 4-6 weeks.
Stilwell says because the organization is 100% volunteer operated, all of the donations received go to veterinary and transportation costs.