To say he was skin and bones is a vast understatement. He was so malnourished and anemic that standing up was difficult. He was beyond exhausted and keeping his eyes open was hardly possible. Saving this dog’s life would be touch and go but his rescuers were not giving up on him.
The vet staff gave the dog blood transfusions and I.V. nutrition. His body was sorely lacking essential nutrients as well as iron. His rescuer knew that his condition was far from stable, and remained at his side just in case.
He had a hard time staying warm, with no body fat, so his caretaker dressed him in a warm coat. He was content and finally improving. It’s amazing what some affection and love can do for a dog who has always been on his own.
As time went on, his health began to improve. It’s a slow process but any steps forward are steps in the right direction! He now has the energy to walk around and explore. He makes new friends too. He loves his new foster home!
In a month, his fur started to grow in. He’s starting to look like a healthy puppy. He even plays and wags his tail. But the best part is that he is so happy! His rescuer decided to adopt him and give him all the love he’ll ever need.
The puppy adopts his own favorite toy, a stuffed bear, and carries it around happily while wagging his adorable tail. Everyone who visits him is astounded by his progress. He went from a living skeleton to a happy, healthy puppy in just four weeks!
Good medical care is essential but it’s never an easy thing to come by, especially for strays in impoverished areas. We are so grateful that this puppy was saved in time and continues to thrive with his new family.