DC Humane Rescue Alliance volunteers found a severely emaciated Pit Bull mix in a gutter on Okie Street NE. The dehydrated 9-month-old puppy later called Shepherd was thrown into the gutter for 12 hours. And his organs were slowly shutting down.
Shepherd was rushed to a local hospital. The vet didn’t see much hope for him as he crumbled all the time and had severe scab rotting his skin.
But after a week of intensive care, Shepherd went through this critical stage and slowly found the strength to live again!
Shepherd has now been moved to a temporary home in Burke, Virginia. His foster mother, Kim O’Keefe, finds it disgusting that someone has cruelly injured the sweet, loving dog. Under Kim’s care, Shepherd is getting stronger by the day and will soon be ready for an eternal home.
Under Kim’s care, Shepherd is getting stronger by the day and will soon be ready for an eternal home.
Meanwhile, Humane Rescue Alliance volunteers help police find the person who abandoned Shepherd as trash. The shelter was a few steps from the gutter, but the culprit preferred to let the dog suffer slowly in there.
Click on the video below to watch Shepherd’s case of abandonment and his current recovery.
Source: I Love My Dog