When he was just a puppy, Bolinha was abandoned at a gas station along a rural road in Brazil. For 13 years, Bolinha lived as a stray outside the station’s cafe where he was fed food scraps from employees and motorists who stopped for gas.
By the time Bolinha was a senior dog, he was morbidly obese. At 80 pounds, he had breathing issues and was nearly immobile. Sadly, the town treated him more like a roadside attraction than a living creature who needed immediate care.
But this past September, a hero entered Bolinha’s life and changed everything. An animal rescuer from a nearby town who heard about the dog found him amidst piles of garbage and debris. The rescuer brought him to the Animal Protection Organization who not only provided Bolinha with the love and affection he’d always wanted, but also the medical attention he desperately needed.
Slowly but surely, Bolinha started to lose the extra weight. In less than a year, Bolinha has lost over 30 pounds and is on his way to his healthy goal weight. God bless the heroes who stepped in and dedicated themselves to allowing this miracle pup to enjoy the rest of his life happy, healthy, and loved!
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