If anyone deserves a soothing bath, it’s Rudy the Pit Bull. He entered a shelter in New York City in November in poor health after being discovered abandoned in a bucket made of plastic. He had little hair and horrible burn scars on his skin that were likely caused by battery acid burns and multiple cigarette burns.
He was also unable to walk due to a severely fractured front limb. His already grave situation is made worse by the fact that he has Cushings Disease, which has gone undiagnosed.
The local shelter requested assistance from the Northeast chapter of Special Needs Animal Rescue Rehabilitation (SNARR), and its director, Courtney Bellew, came to his aid. Even though Courtney is accustomed to taking care of critically ill animals, witnessing Rudy made her cry. She told the Huffington Post that his front leg was in such horrible health that she didn’t want any images of it taken.
Rudy also felt emotionally distressed. It is a miracle this distraught child survived, the organization posted on Facebook. Rudy was thankful and nothing but a lovebug as soon as we saved him, despite being absolutely fearful and afraid of a light human touch.
The organization released a video of Rudy getting one of his special spa treatments, which are aiding in the repair of his skin and fur.
Thankfully, because his foster parents are veterinarians, they can give him all the medical care he requires to recover. They also have a gorgeous New England farm house where he may find love and a peaceful location to let his spirit recover. His days are filled with friends from kids to dogs to cats to farm animals like Harold the lamb.
According to Courtney, who talked with HuffPost, “his eyes are full of love and optimism,” Rudy has a way of quickly winning your heart when he looks at you. He has always loved pampering himself, and you could tell by his many trips to the spa. I’m simply so relieved that we can give him a respectable life.