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Bony Dog Was Stiff And Cold But Fought For His ‘Happy Ending’ With Vigor

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 October 3, 2023

A little dog named Roger was left in a cardboard box in terrible condition. He was less than two years old and was on the brink of death. His body was stiff, cold, and pale, and he was in and out of consciousness. Malnourished and covered in ticks, Roger could no longer stand on his own. He was weary and weak, likely due to past abuse.


Thankfully, a rescuer took Roger to a veterinarian for treatment. He was too weak to eat on his own. He needed a blood transfusion due to severe anemia. The vet also treated him for scabies and gave him medication to treat parasites. Roger was then admitted to the hospital for further care.

Slowly but surely, Roger began to show signs of improvement. He became a little more alert and was able to lift his head. With each passing day, Roger continued to fight for his life, earning the title of a “true warrior.” As he regained his strength, he also began to trust those caring for him.


After a few days, Roger was able to walk for an hour with his caretaker. Although he had only gained one kilogram, it was evident that he was getting stronger. He wagged his tail in gratitude to his rescuer, and gradually, the sadness of his past began to fade away.

Roger’s progress continued, and he eventually gained four kilograms. Those who had been following his story were overjoyed to see the achievements he had made. But the best news was yet to come: Roger was adopted.


His adoptive mother, María Sol, had been following Roger’s entire journey. She promised to give him the best life possible, and it was clear that she would provide him with the loving family he deserved. Thanks to María Sol and the dedicated team of rescuers, vet staff and veterinarian, Roger’s story has a happy ending.

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