Skin Hardened Like Stone & He Blended Into The Streets Where No One Cares

Every life is precious, writes ilovemydogsomuch

But sadly, this mantra is forgotten by many. A stray dog that spent countless days on the streets was riddled with disease and hunger. Locals passed him by and either didn’t see him or didn’t care enough to look. Some even said he was beyond saving. This is Henry’s story.

In areas where strays run rampant, dogs like Henry are often overlooked. His skin was so sickly from mange and secondary skin infections that he blended into the concrete. Henry was so used to being invisible that when rescuers stopped to help him, he was understandably overwhelmed.

At first, Henry was unsure of the rescuers’ intentions but as they knelt down to his level with food in hand, his tail began to wag. He thought: Finally! They see me! They know I’m suffering! They understand that I need help. The rescuers calmed Henry and then picked him up so they could get him to the vet.

Poor Henry was riddled with ticks and tested positive for Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichia. While the tick-borne illnesses are fairly common, treatment is expensive. Thankfully through the generosity of animal lovers, Henry could begin treatment. Henry’s mange is so advanced that parts of his skin had “hardened like stone.”

While Henry continued treatment, he moved in with a wonderful foster family. They gave him his medications for his tick-borne illnesses and daily medicated baths for his mange. Within two weeks, Henry came a long way!

Just wait until you see what happens next to this deserving little fella. Henry went from being ignored or deemed ‘too far gone’ to help, to a dog loved by many. He’s unrecognizable now! “He gets fuzzier each day.” We applaud the rescuers and little Henry for their dedication and bravery!


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