The condition of a dog, found alone at an abandoned house in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The dog, dubbed Stanley, had clearly been surviving without care for far too long.
This week, the Sebastian County Humane Society wrote about the heartbreaking discovery:
Friends, today this angel came into our care. One of the fort smith Animal Control Officers had found him at an abandoned house where he appeared to just be waiting for someone to find him. Needless to say it has been an extremely emotional day for everyone involved and many tears have been shed.
Stanley was rushed to a veterinarian for care – aside from his skeletal condition, he was discovered to be infested with fleas and suffering with heartworms. Amazingly, the blatant neglect that Stanley has managed to survive has not diminished his love for people. The shelter wrote:
Throughout the whole process, all he has wanted was to be close to the people helping him. He is incredibly sweet.
Stanley has a long road to recovery ahead of him. Anyone hoping to make a donation towards his veterinary expenses can do so at this link to the animal shelter.
(Image via Facebook)
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