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Dog Defensive Of His Injured Body Lashed Out At Man Striving To Heal Him

Written by: Julie Hunt
Julie Hunt is an avid dog lover and writer for, and has a background as a veterinary technician. She rescued a beautiful former bait dog named Rory.Read more
| Published on September 18, 2023

A police officer came to the aid of Oliver, a neglected dog with severe skin issues. He fought capture aggressively, lashing out at the man who was just trying to help. His behavior was due to his painful body that he was merely protecting. He also didn’t understand what was happening, and the situation was overwhelming.


Finally, the officer captured Oliver and brought him to the shelter. He was in a lot of pain and understandably defensive. His initial aggression was a result of traumatic neglect and the unfamiliar environment. However, thanks to the dedication and care of the shelter staff, Oliver’s story is one of transformation and hope.

Upon arrival at the shelter, Oliver was doubtful of the humans who were trying to help him. He loathed being touched which, at first, hindered treatment. But no one was giving up on the precious pup! Soon, they were able to administer antibiotics and give him medical baths to soothe his irritated skin. The staff also provided anti-inflammatory medications to help reduce his discomfort. As Oliver’s skin began to heal, his demeanor started to change. Physical contact, which was once excruciating, now felt good to him.


With the help of dedicated volunteers, Oliver started to exercise and become more social. His welcoming and open personality began to shine through, and he quickly became a favorite among the shelter staff and visitors. Oliver’s transformation from a defensive, aggressive dog to a loving, affectionate companion is truly inspiring.

Despite the dog’s initial aggression and physical challenges, Oliver has proven that with the right care and support, even the most troubled animals can thrive and find happiness. Oliver is a reminder that every animal deserves a chance to live a happy, healthy life.


This incredible story is truly inspiring. It showcases a dog’s resilience despite trauma. Thankfully, through faith and unwavering love, he has become the sweetest dog with a healthy outlook on life. Just wait until you meet the brave pup! He will warm your heart and soul!

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