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When He Gave Them That Look, They Knew He Had The Will To Live

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 January 8, 2024

When Thor looked at you with those soulful eyes, you knew that he was a fighter. He had survived a snowstorm, found shelter in an open garage, and made it into the loving arms of those who would do everything they could to save him. Thor wasn’t about to give up now. The first time Marta with MCP Rescue saw him, she knew that Thor’s survival was touch and go. The vet couldn’t promise that he would make it, but they were determined to do everything in their power to give him a fighting chance. Through their care and Thor’s resilience, the dog was far from alone in his battle.


As Thor went through the first blood transfusion, it was clear he was a warrior when weakly wagged his tail. With tears in her eyes, Marta thanked him for his determined spirit. The turning point came when he survived the procedure, and his caregivers knew that there was a whole life waiting for him if he could just make it through this challenging time. Thor continued to grow stronger, getting closer and closer to being able to leave the hospital. When he finally did, he was grateful for his newfound freedom and the chance to live a happy, healthy life.

It wasn’t long before Thor found his forever home. An email arrived from a family who had a dog named Rizzo, and they were looking for a companion for their beloved pet. Thor’s rescuers knew that this was the perfect match. When the family first saw Thor on Instagram, they fell in love with his sweet face and knew they had to bring him home. Thor quickly settled into his new life, following Rizzo around and mimicking everything his new big brother did.


Thor proved to be an energetic and loving addition to the family. Despite going through such a difficult and traumatic experience, Thor remained a sweet and happy dog throughout his journey. His resilience and unwavering spirit blew everyone away. He wasn’t just a survivor; he was an inspiration!

Today, Thor is thriving in his new home, surrounded by his family and canine brother’s love and support. This special dog’s incredible rescue story and will to survive is nothing short of miraculous. Play the video below to meet Thor and see his happily ever after. We are so grateful for his rescuers’ determination and faith.

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