It’s truly devastating to witness countless dogs and cats being left behind and mistreated by their own supposed caretakers who they hold dear. However, there are instances where these animals, despite the harm they’ve endured, can still find a silver lining in the end. Despite the hardships they’ve faced, they persevere and eventually find themselves in the care of loving families who provide them with the love and care they rightfully deserve.
Meet Duke, a 10-month-old pup who was tied to a rusty truck on the outskirts of the city and abandoned to die of starvation. His previous owner no longer wanted him as he was sickly, and he was deemed undesirable, hence left to perish like garbage.
After enduring 10 days without sustenance, Duke was in a sorry state, showing signs of severe malnutrition and weakness. His body was covered in his own excrement and had become infested with fleas. To make matters worse, he had suffered a.b.u.se that left his legs badly broken and mangled.
Despite Duke’s bleak state, his life was saved by a compassionate woman and the Rudozem Street Dog Rescue, who provided him with essential care for his injured body.
Rowles was taken aback when the veterinarian diagnosed trauma to the cat’s feet. The condition was severe, evident from the shattered bones and nonexistent ligaments in his feet. The bones were floating around in his feet, indicating the severity of the injury.
As the shelter was already at its full capacity, Rowles decided to take Duke home with him and introduce him to his wife and other pets. When he first approached Duke, he seemed fine, but there was a clear indication of fear in the way he moved and backed away during the initial few weeks. According to Rowles, Duke formed a strong attachment to his wife Diane and simply adored her.
Following his surgical procedure to correct his feet, Duke was able to walk steadily without any instability. He gradually regained his trust in humans and began to embrace his new loving surroundings. And that’s not all – he was even fortunate enough to be adopted by a remarkably kind woman from England.