He is literally the dog that can’t be moved.
A South Texas animal shelter contacted Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. The dog, which didn’t even appear like a dog, was hairless, and his skin was plagued with mange and secondary skin illnesses to the point where he resembled a stone statue rather than a canine. He would not survive without immediate medical attention.
The rescue team felt they had to step in. They took up the puppy, Grinch, and their hearts just broke. What happened to this pup to make him so bad? What became of him? It was heartbreaking, but the only thing that mattered now was getting him healthy. They couldn’t even identify what kind of dog Grinch was… he looked like a stone statue.
Grinch was taken to a veterinary clinic and began therapy. He required topical medication as well as medicated baths on a daily basis. Antibiotics were also required for his skin infections. Grinch was underweight as well. It was time to do everything necessary to get Grinch as healthy as possible so he could be placed in a foster family.
A month later, the dog had made an astonishing recovery. He was well enough to leave the clinic, but he was quite shy and even fearful of other dogs. This would be difficult! No one, however, was given up on the sweet boy. He did resemble a dog now! Isn’t he the cutest?
Grinch was placed in a foster home with a beautiful family. His new foster mother worked with Grinch every day. She taught him about toys and everything there was to know about being a dog. His true colors began to shine through. Grinch still has a long way to go, but it appears that his foster family is growing fond of the brave child.Maybe he’ll be a foster failure… We’re not sure, but one thing we can be confident of is that Grinch’s mean days are over! Thank you to everyone that assisted his deserving puppy!