“How he survived is a miracle”: Starving Dog “Alex” Weighed Just 43 Pounds, Was Surviving on Rocks and Twigs When Animal Lovers Rescued Him

“How he survived is a miracle”: Starving Dog “Alex” Weighed Just 43 Pounds, Was Surviving on Rocks and Twigs When Animal Lovers Rescued Him

Here is your warm and fuzzy story of the day: Alex the dog was on death’s door when a group of animal lovers rescued him. A scan of his stomach showed that we had eaten twigs and rocks in a desperate attempt to survive. When threatened with euthanasia if he wasn’t claimed, a no-kill shelter took him in and placed him on a prescription weight-gain diet, promising to give him to a good home when he is healthy enough.

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According to The Daily Mail:

His rescuers described him as terrified, emaciated, severely neglected and clinging to life.

But Alex – a heartbreakingly-malnourished dog who was found wandering the streets of New Orleans, surviving off nothing but rocks and twigs – never stopped being a kind, lovely animal.

‘He was still so nice and sweet and forgiving despite, obviously, the neglect he has suffered for some time,’ said Deanna Theis, the assistant director of the Southern Animal Foundation, a no-kill rescue organization.

Theis saw a picture of Alex appear on a website for a local animal control center, and realized he would be euthanized unless someone like her went to save him.

‘How he is still alive at this point is pretty much a miracle,’ Deanna Theis told Fox 8.

‘He was extremely close to death.’

It is not known who abandoned him.

An x-ray of the Weimaraner showed there was nothing but twigs and rocks in his stomach.

If you would like to make a donation to or adopt a pet from the Southern Animal Foundation, they can be reached at southernanimalfoundation.org. God bless these people and the work they’re doing to place animals in good homes.

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