An emaciated, frightened dog was found in a car park.
The dog looked so bad that none of the passers-by dared to touch him until the arrival of volunteers from the rescue service.
He was so thin that his skeleton was easily visible through thin skin. And in the car, the dog began to have convulsions.
At the emergency veterinary hospital, ThisIs Houston volunteers were told that their foundling was dying.
But at some point in the desperate struggle for life, the unfortunate dog raised his head and carefully looked at his rescuers, inspiring them with hope for the best.
A long and painful struggle began for the life of the dog, which the veterinarian named Opie.
The dog was breathing hard, but did not give up.
He was very hungry, but due to prolonged hunger, his digestive system did not accept food.
Mineral fragments were found in the dog’s feces, which meant the dog had ingested rocks, bones, and whatever else he could find.
In addition to exhaustion, doctors discovered another problem: a large wound on the leg that needed to be sewn up.
Despite the fact that Opie turned out to be a thoroughbred dog, no one took care of him.
Doctors did not find any traces of chipping the dog or any medical manipulations.
Fortunately, the treatment worked.
Since the start of therapy, Opie has had no more seizures and overall the dog looks much better.
He turned out to be the sweetest creature, ready, despite his difficult condition, to thank everyone for their care and love.
Outwardly, the dog also changed a lot – gained weight and acquired a smooth, shiny coat.
He developed an interest in life and what was happening around him.
Opie spent several months in the hospital and finally recovered.
And soon a surprise awaited him – a family from Houston wanted to adopt him.
Jenna, Brenda and Waylon learned about the dog from social media.
Some time ago, they lost their pet of the same breed – the Weimaraner – and were happy to provide their home to Opie.
He has a long and happy life ahead of him in which he doesn’t have to eat rocks to survive.