This “werewolf” stood by the side of the road for several months and nobody dared to approach him. His skin was hard and scaly, his tail was pointy and broken. What was left of his black fur was tattered and stood straight up on his neck. The dog probably hadn’t eaten a proper meal in weeks, and he could barely walk – but then a stranger decided to act…

A strange animal resembling a ‘werewolf’ stood by the side of the road around an orchard in Madera Ranchos, California. With a mangy patch of fur, skinny and balding, he made everyone fearful to even look at him.

Months passed by and no one wanted to approach the poor animal whose skin was hard and scaly and whose tail was pointy and broken. The only black fur left was that on his neck and head.

Everyone believed he was dangerous and it was obvious he was sick, so people would turn a blind eye when passing by him.

Luckily, one day, an angel in the form of a human decided this dog was worth her time. The woman stopped to check on the poor canine and decided to call for help. Then, another kind-hearted woman named Megan Bowe answered the call. Megan, who is the founder of Bowe’s Adoptable Rescued Pup, told The Dodo, “I was about ready to cry when I saw how bad off he was.

“He was really on his last leg. He was depressed and could barely even stand up.”

Megan soon realized what this ‘werewolf’ was in fact a very sick and neglected German shepherd mix. She named him King and immediately took him to a vet’s clinic.

The number of diseases King suffered from were plenty, but Meghan and the doctors decided to treat them each at the time. His most serious conditions were his scabies, the broken pelvis and the broken tail which needed to be treated surgically.

“My vet thinks he got hit by a car, and that would explain how his tail was so messed up, too,” Megan said. “That injury happened months ago, because by the time I got him it had already started to heal incorrectly. And with such a damaged pelvis, he wasn’t able to get around very far on his own to look for food so he was extremely skinny and dehydrated.”

King’s health condition made him look old, but in fact, he was only a year of age. Because of his diseases, some of which were contagious, Megan needed to place him at a separate section of the place where she kept the rest of the animals she took care of.

Luckily, King started eating and he was getting a bigger portion every day.

As his condition gradually got better, King was ready to undergo the much needed surgery for his broken pelvis and tail.

And the operations were successful!

It took him some time to be able to walk again, but with the help of Megan and the vets, he achieved the impossible and stood on his feet again.

Megan hopes that King would soon be able to be put up for adoption. All she hopes for is that a loving family would embrace him and give him a loving home.

“It’s hard to think that all those cars passed him by and never stopped. No one wanted to bring him home or help him because he looked so bad… But all it took was one person,” Megan said.

t is because of people like the woman who called for help, and Megan, who was ready to step in, that this world becomes a much better place.



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