Thousands of stray and abandoned dogs end up dying in the streets because of starvation. Unfortunately, these dogs don’t get a chance to live in a loving home before they pass away. However, there are also a lot of stray dogs who get rescued and end up in loving forever homes.
Thanks to various animal rescue organizations all over the world, a lot of stray dogs are given a chance to live and experience the love of a family. A little pit bull puppy named Tig is living proof that there’s still hope for humanity.
Tig was found abandoned lying down on the side of the road in Washington, D.C. He was so thin and frail that rescuers didn’t even think that he was still alive. The rescuers rushed Tig to the nearest animal hospital to get treatment. Tig was minutes away from death, but thanks to the efforts of the rescuers, he was able to make it.
When Tig was brought to the emergency animal hospital, he only weighed 15 pounds when he should be 35 to 45 pounds. Three days after emergency treatment, Tig was released to an experienced foster named Kim O’Keefe.
According to Kim, the first 24 hours were crucial for Tig. Tig was very weak and didn’t feel like doing anything except nap. By the third and fourth days, Tig started wagging his tail, and his ears were a lot perkier than before.
Tig was able to stand up on his own by the end of the first week. He even started to walk, although he still had trouble balancing. Tig began to get stronger every day.
By the second week of being cared for by Kim, Tig started to show more of his playful personality. Tig even got excited engaging Kim’s huge rottweiler to play. Tig began to go out on actual walks by the third week, and his coat started to improve. Fur started to grow back on Tig’s bald spots.
When it was a little over a month of fostering Tig, Kim decided that Tig was finally ready for a forever home. Kim approached her friend, Megan, who instantly fell in love with Tig. With the way Tig looked when he was rescued, it’s incredibly hard to believe his transformation.
Tig wanted to live, and thanks to the people who rescued and cared for him, he’s finally able to experience what being a dog is all about. Tig gets spoiled by his new mom, and he gets all the love he can handle. Here’s a heartwarming video of how a puppy who was knocking on death’s door made it back and turned into a bouncy and happy puppy. Just click on the link below the screenshots to get to know more about Tig, the miracle puppy.
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