LIFE

Abused Pit Bull Now Lives Life As The Most Pampered Pooch

by Barbara Diamond
Barbara is a passionate writer and animal lover who has been professionally blogging for over 10 years and counting.

In early 2015, a pit bull named Rudy was on the brink of death. He’d been dumped in a plastic bucket in New York City. The city shelter placed a call to SNARR Northeast and asked them to help.

Rudy was emaciated, unable to walk, and covered in gaping wounds and holes down to his tendons. While his history was unknown, the staff was sure that Rudy was badly abused, neglected, and battered. He was missing nearly all of his fur, had a horrible fracture in his front leg, a tear in his bladder and untreated Cushings disease. The poor pit bull was transferred to a medical foster home. “Other than being completely terrified and unsure of a kind human hand, Rudy was grateful and nothing but a lovebug from the minute we rescued him,” SNARR wrote on their Facebook page.

Thankfully, Rudy was able to live out the rest of his life surrounded by love and care. In the viral video below posted in February of 2015, you’ll see how much Rudy loved being hand-fed snacks while lounging in his “special spa bath,” and closing his eyes as the warm water soothed his skin. Before he passed away a few months later due to the severity of his spinal condition, he was endlessly spoiled by his wonderful foster family.

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Who has got it better than Rudy right now? Hand fed snacks and then and a nap in the tub? :-) Considering the condition this boy came to us in, nobody deserves it more!* Thank you everyone for sharing Rudy's adorable video. Many are asking for his back story...Rudy was found in November, dumped in a plastic bucket in NYC, near death. S.N.A.R.R Animal Rescue Northeast was called by the city shelter and asked to help Rudy as he was in critical condition. Rudy was severely emaciated, unable to walk, and covered in deep gaping wounds and holes. Literally holes on his entire body; some all the way down to his tendons and bones. We still do not know what caused them; could have been acid of some sort or cigarette burns. We will never know and quite frankly the thoughts are haunting. Rudy was missing almost all of his fur and what was left, was all dead at the root and fell out at his first bath. Rudy had a horrible fracture in his front leg, a tear in his bladder and what we came to find out was untreated Cushings disease. It is a miracle this broken boy survived. Other than being completely terrified and unsure of a kind human hand, Rudy was grateful and nothing but a lovebug from the minute we rescued him. He was moved into a medical foster home and has been recuperating there ever since. Rudy is now on meds for his Cushings, his hair is growing back from his special spa baths, and he has gained weight. His front leg still needs to be surgically repaired, but the vets feel Rudy is still not strong enough for surgery.Rudy is loved and spoiled by his amazing foster family and we expect him to make a full recovery. Please read more about our rescue and our mission of "Giving Hope To The Hopeless" at www.snarrnortheast.orgThank you to all the new followers on the page!!! Together we can make a difference

Posted by S.N.A.R.R Animal Rescue Northeast on Thursday, February 26, 2015