Rufus, a brave survivor of a vicious attack, was found alone in the woods with thousands of scars on his face. He fought for his life and found safety among the trees, but when rescuers finally found him, they were horrified by what they saw. Maggots were crawling out of his wounds, eyes, ears and mouth, and he was infested with an estimated 100,000 of them.
Thankfully, Rufus was rescued in time, and underwent surgery to treat his wounds and remove most of the maggots. Just two days after his rescue, on May 17th, Rufus was already standing and walking on his own. And just 16 days later, he had undergone his heartworm treatment and was ready to find a new home.
Despite the scars that he will carry with him for the rest of his life, Rufus is a sweet and loving dog that everyone falls in love with. He is a fast learner and loves to play, and after six months of rehabilitation, he looks amazing and is finally feeling like a regular dog.
Stories like Rufus’s are a reminder that there are still innocent animals out there that are suffering from cruelty and neglect. It’s important to remember that there is always hope and that we can all do our part to help make a difference. Rufus’s story is also a testament to the resilience of animals and the power of love and care.
If you want to help animals like Rufus, consider volunteering at your local animal shelter, making a donation to an animal rescue organization, or simply being kind and compassionate towards animals in your community. Let’s all do our part to make the world a better place for our furry friends!