A small dog left at a California shelter with open sores all over his body, was rescued on Friday; the painful photos of the suffering little pooch quickly having gone viral. Fortunately, Leave No Paws Behind, a non-profit animal rescue organization, was there to help.
No one knows what happened to Alfie. His video collectively broke everyone’s hearts.
Alfie (Alfred) is estimated to be only four to six-years-old. And on Friday, volunteer Cathi Perez picked him up, even though the mandatory waiting time for stray dogs wouldn’t be up until Saturday. Heading immediately for treatment to the Pet Doctors of Sherman Oaks, Alfie had no idea what his future would bring, but another sad dog was soon to realize help from his painful skin condition was on the way.
“I just got off the phone with VMD Missy Achenbach of The Pet Doctors of Sherman Oaks, and she suspects an autoimmune disease. The great news is we are no strangers to autoimmunes AND we have gotten to this boy a lot sooner than we did Rambo. He is the sweetest dog and doc said, just like Rambo, he looks so sad because he is miserable and does not feel well. His heart is good, his teeth are great and Doc believes him to be around 4,” Toby Wisneski, founder of the rescue organization posted on Facebook.
Alfie will be receiving more blood work, fecal, multiple skin biopsies, punch biopsies, medicated baths, medicated baths, medication and medical boarding.
“Tonight Alfie will have one of the most peaceful sleeps he probably has not had in a long time. He knows he is safe from all harm, pain free, loved and that his life matters…”
RESCUED BY Leave No Paws Behind, Inc.
Alfred is on board the LNPB Gift of Life Holiday Freedom Ride to The Pet Doctors of Sherman Oaks
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