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Las Vegas woman works to save dying, neglected dog

Posted at 11:46 PM, Feb 07, 2018

A Las Vegas woman took it upon herself to help save a dying dog.

Judge Melanie Andress-Tobiasson saw terrifying pictures of an alleged neglected Boxer on her cousin's Facebook page.

She reached out to her cousin, Carrie Cressy and offered to help. Cressy found the dog on the street before bringing him home and posting about him on Facebook.

Hundreds of people weighed in about the dog's shocking condition,

Andress-Tobiasson picked up the dog who she is calling Rocky. She brought Rocky to the animal hospital and offered to foot the bill.

She wants no credit for her overly kind actions but agreed to speak with 13 Action News about her decision to help the dog.

"I'm uncomfortable with this just because I don't do this for the acknowledgment and so I was a little uncomfortable about even doing the interview," she said. "But this is something I would do if it was just me on the side of the road. I did it because I knew that without somebody to pay for the medical treatment, this dog was going to be euthanized."

Doctors say it's obvious this dog went through major trauma. It's unclear exactly what put the dog in this condition.

A Boxer Rocky's size should weigh between 70 and 80 pounds, not 40, like he currently weighs.

Rocky is still in the hospital while doctors continue treatment.

Ultimately, once Rocky is healthy, Judge Andress-Tobiasson hopes to find a forever home for him.

"He was so sweet and so gentle that I thought he deserved a chance."