There are many animals that have a very difficult start in life, sadly for some that condition does not change, but for others it does and fortunately, they have a new opportunity to know happiness.
That’s what happened to Murray considered an “ugly” dog. Since he was born, he had to fight to survive and overcome all adversity.
Murray and his brothers were found on a beach in Puerto Rico known as “Dead Dog Beach“, considered an access point for abandoned animals.
Murray and his brothers were rescued by The Sato Project, a canine charity dedicated to saving dogs that are mistreated and left to protect themselves on that beach.
After the rescue, Murray and his brothers developed symptoms of cinomose. A virus fatal to most dogs because it affects the respiratory and nervous systems.
Unfortunately, his brothers could not survive.
Murray was transferred to the United States, but when they were diagnosed with the condition, they thought he should be sacrificed.
But when they put him to sleep forever, he waggled his tail, causing the vet to change his mind, trying to do everything possible to save him.
Because of the virus, Murray now has no teeth, causing his tongue to come out of his mouth. However, everyone celebrated that he managed to survive the disease that is almost always fatal.
He also has bone deformations that make him look a little different from other dogs. But that hasn’t stopped Mackenzie Gallant and his family from falling in love with him and adopting him.
“His tongue, his crooked features, his unaligned ears directly above his head are the peculiarities that make him even more beautiful and special,” said Mackenzie.
Now, this furry friend lives in Massachusetts with his very happy and healthy family, expressing love to everyone and everything.
Murray’s human sister has set up an Instagram account where they post photos of this unusual puppy to raise awareness of his condition and the importance of adoption.
“We did his Instagram when I left for college to be followed by friends and family, but over the past year many supporters have joined and this has helped raise awareness about rescue dogs, Project Sato, and distemper,” added Mackenzie.
Mackenzie said that Murray is so special because of his personality, that he is a survivor who never stops wagging his ass because he is always happy.
“We can’t imagine our lives without Murray and we’re very grateful to The Sato Project for everything they do for unwanted dogs in Puerto Rico,” said Mackenzie.
This furry, good-natured friend with unusual bone structure showed the world that appearance is not everything.
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