“He was skin and bone. You could see all of its ribs, ”said Carisa Ducharne with Skiatook Paws & Claws. “[He was] so inflamed that he couldn’t close his eyes. He had so much swelling and inflammation in his face.”
The rescue has no idea why Phoenix looks like him. When they found him, he was not at all afraid of humans. In fact, he was such a happy dog. His tail kept wagging and he always wanted to play and be loved. It was clear that everything that had happened to him did not affect his loving nature.
Skiatook Paws & Claws regularly publishes updates on the incredible journey of Phoenix. He won a lot of love and many people made a donation to help cover his medical expenses.
It gets better every day
Family Animal Medicine has worked hard to help Phoenix as much as possible. They’ve figured out that he most likely has an autoimmune disease, but they’re not sure which one yet. He is now doing much better than when he arrived.
“He just got better every day,” said Ducharne. “I wouldn’t say it’s an intentional trauma, but neglect is also an abuse, and it has undoubtedly been neglected.”
Many dog lovers have come to the rescue to get more information about Phoenix. There have even been several individuals who have expressed interest in adopting it.
The rescue is delighted that so many people want to welcome Phoenix home. However, they wrote an article explaining that if Phoenix were to be adopted, it probably wouldn’t belong. They want to make sure he is in perfect health before leaving for a house forever.
Phoenix is grateful to see that there are so many people willing to support it. The staff do everything they can to make their lives as comfortable and exciting as possible. Indeed, he seems as happy as possible! After a difficult life, Phoenix is finally able to prove that true beauty comes from within.
If you would like to donate to help Phoenix and other dogs in need, please contact Skiatook Paws & Claws Animal Rescue to make a difference today!