Volunteers of D.C.’s Humane Rescue Alliance found a severely emaciated Pit Bull mix in a gutter in Okie Street NE. The dehydrated 9-month-old pup, later named Shepherd, was stuck in 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 would collapse all the time and had severe mange rotting away his skin. But after 1 week of intensive care, Shepherd passed this critical stage and slowly found the strength to live again!
Shepherd has now been shifted to a foster home in Burke, Virginia. His foster mom Kim O’Keefe finds it revolting that someone so cruelly hurt the sweet, loving and easy-going Shepherd. Under Kim’s care, Shepherd is getting stronger every day and will soon be ready for a forever home.