The dog in this story is a true warrior. Homeless animals have so many struggles; and while it’s likely Billy would not have survived on his own much longer, he was still fighting to live.
Billy was spotted by a couple while passing their house. A man named Bill was sitting in front of the computer and saw Billy outside the window. He shouted for his wife to show up. Bill’s wife, Krista, said: “That’s not a deer! That’s a dog!”.
The couple acted quickly. They asked for help and a rescue team arrived to look for the emaciated white dog in the nearby forest. Finally, their little head appeared! Billy was immediately taken to the vet. The poor dog was hungry and dehydrated.
He was so frail, merely skin and bones.
Once at the vet, Krista and Bill hung around. Krista explains in the video below that she fell in love with Billy instantly. The look in his eyes, the pain he was feeling, everything that made him continue to fight– connected her to him for life.
Billy was so hungry. He wanted to eat everything in sight. But the medical staff knew that eating would have to be gradual if he wanted to keep things down. No one was sure he’d survive but he surely had a lot of cheerleaders rooting him on.
The next day, however, things were getting better. Billy was struggling a lot and the intravenous fluids and nutrition were helping.
He was able to move about easier. His lethargy was certainly improving. The only downside was that his medical bills were piling up. The couple was overwhelmed. That is when the “Saving Billy” fundraiser was established. The entire community wanted to help! It was truly amazing!
Soon Billy was well enough to leave the vet.
Krista knew she wanted to be her foster mom and there was no way Bill, her husband, could talk her out of it. Like we said, Krista and Billy had this instant connection.
Billy was thrilled to leave the vet, but being in a house would be a great transition. Billy needed a special diet and physical therapy. It took a lot of commitment, but Krista never wavered.
As the days passed, Billy gained weight and began to feel at home. He also had new puppy brothers! One puppy brother, Remington, and Billy became inseparable.
Seeing Billy on this journey, he only reaffirmed what Krista felt in his heart, this dog belonged to them forever. It was then that Billy officially became an adopted dog.
Billy has a wonderful life now. You can learn more about his new family and his journey in the wonderful video below provided by The Dodo.
We are very grateful that this special dog has a second chance. Thank you, Krista and Bill!
Source: I Love My Dog So much