You never quite know what you are going to see when you rescue a dog. The transformation that is possible is unspeakable.
If you’ve never experienced this before, then you can experience it through the eyes of Sidewalk Specials. They rescued Eddie, a “completely emaciated” dog that was suffering terribly.
According to The Dodo, Eddie struggled with kidney problems, malnutrition, and mange, and he had tick bite fever. He only had three legs, and he struggled to get by from one day to the next.
When they first rescued the South African dog, he was fearful and did not trust humans. Rescuers tried to care for him but he tried to bite them.
That began to change when Janice got involved. She is his foster mom and it took two weeks of TLC, but his eyes began to soften and his tail began to wag.
Within three months after being rescued, he was playing and loving life. They even noticed a physical change, as his fur had changed color.
The Dodo reports that Eddie continued to live with his foster family for three months. He learned that humans could be trusted, and he loved life like never before.
Unfortunately, Eddie could not go to his forever home because he suffered from organ failure and had to be put to asleep. His foster mom held Eddie in her arms as he faded away.
It’s unfortunate that at times, a rescued dog does not make it past the difficulties they face. As in the case of Eddie, however, they can have a beautiful life, even if it is only for a short while.