This skinny bald “werewolf” stood completely alone by the side of the road for several months.
What was left of his black fur was tattered and his skin was hard and scaly, with his tail was pointy and broken.
The dog could barely walk and he probably didn’t have proper food in weeks.
People didn’t know much about the creature except that he had been hanging around an orchard in Madera Ranchos, California for a long time.
Nobody dared to approach the animal, who looked so scary and dangerous.
People called him a “Werewolf” because they were unaware of what kind of animal he was and were too afraid to get close to him.
At the end of March, a passerby saw him and posted a quick note about him on Facebook from her car.
The woman patiently waited near the dog until someone arrived to help.
It wasn’t long before another Megan Bowe animal hero arrived on the scene.
Megan Bowe, founder of Bowe’s Adoptable Rescued Pup says “I was about ready to cry when I saw how bad off he was, he was really on his last leg. He was depressed and could barely even stand up.”
She immediately realized that this “werewolf” really was: a very sick and neglected German shepherd mix.
Then, she put him in her car and drove him to an emergency veterinary clinic and named him “King.”
King willingly went with Megan and seemed relieved to finally get help.
While there the veterinarian discovered that King suffered from a variety of diseases and injuries.
His most serious conditions were his scabies, a broken pelvis and a broken tail.
King was only 1 year old despite looking older as a result of his condition.
Megan Bowe says “My vet thinks he got hit by a car, and that would explain how his tail was so messed up, too.”
“That injury happened months ago because by the time I got him it had already started to heal incorrectly. And with such a damaged pelvis, he wasn’t able to get around very far on his own to look for food so he was extremely skinny and dehydrated,” she adds.
Megan set up a quarantine area in her garage because his diseases were contagious so King could heal without infecting the other animals she took care of.
She started King on small amounts of food and gradually increased the portions to help him regain his weight and to get stronger.
Afterall King needed all the strength he could get before the operation to repair his pelvis and tail.
It was clear that he was grateful even though the was weak and injured.
Megan says ”He’s a super loving dog.”
King leans his head on her like he wants to give her a hug when Megan sits down.
“He has been so calm and relaxed through everything,” Megan says.
King’s condition began to improve. His mange disappeared and he regained his strength about a month into his treatment,
A few weeks ago, he was finally well enough to have surgery on his pelvis and tail.
The operations were successful so now King is on vets goes for walks daily to strengthen his leg.
By the end of the month, King will visit the veterinarian again to see how he is healing and to have his stitches removed.
Once he’s recovered from the first operations, he might need his other hip operated on, too.
It’s been a long journey for King, but all his progress is making the situation look much brighter than it was a few months ago.
Today, there’s a big difference between King and the scary “werewolf” that people were afraid of.
According to Megan, King will be fully recovered in a few months. Then, he’ll be available for adoption.
Until then, King enjoys everything about his new life — including eating doggie ice cream, going for walks and riding in the car with the windows rolled down!
Megan says “He is happier than ever now.”
She can’t understand how people could let him stand by the side of the road, sick and malnourished.
“It’s hard to think that all those cars passed him by and never stopped. No one wanted to bring him home or help him because he looked so bad… But all it took was one person,” Megan says.
Sometimes the difference between a coward and a hero is just one step.
Thanks to Megan and all the other animal lovers out there who refuse to look the other way when animals are mistreated or neglected. Now, King will have a good life —something that every dog deserves!
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