A Good Samaritan saw an emaciated dog on her security cam feed. She was astounded that the dog was even alive! Every bone showed as he stood. This large dog was only half the size he should’ve been. The woman sent a screenshot of the security footage to a local rescue hoping they’d come to help him immediately.
By the time rescuers arrived, the dog was gone! They searched everywhere knowing this poor pup wouldn’t survive much longer. They decided to do a wider search but wanted to give the dog a proper name first. The stray officially became “Rudy.”
After canvassing the neighborhood and posting pleas on social media, Rudy was finally found trapped in a field. He had collapsed, his breathing was labored, and he was in obvious distress. One of the rescuers picked him up and carried him to their vehicle.
Rudy had foxtails embedded in his paws. This poor baby was a mess. Once at the vet clinic, the staff determined that Rudy is a Great Pyrenees. He should weigh in at around 120, but he was so emaciated that he weighed a mere 67 pounds. The fact that he was still alive was a miracle!
The pup also had severe mange. This would be treatable with medicated baths but any secondary infections had to be treated with antibiotics. He also had pressure wounds from lying down. His body was so thin that he had no fat or muscle to support him while he lay on the hard ground. What upset everyone too was that Rudy seemed completely shut down. He had been on his own for so long. In his world, humans weren’t to be trusted. But no one was giving up on Rudy. Not ever!
Slowly, Rudy learned that his new friends were there to make sure he was okay. He took bites of food from their hands and even “agreed” to a haircut. He looked so much better! There was now hope in his eyes that wasn’t there before.
Soon, Rudy was walking on a leash and eating full meals. He turned around so quickly! People that met Rudy saw his before photos and were totally floored. How could this be the same dog? What came next for Rudy is so darn heartwarming. This deserving boy transforms into a happy, healthy dog. The video description has since been updated to include that Rudy found his forever home! Rudy reminds us all that with love, determination, and hope anything is possible!