A one-year-old Pit-Bull named Thomas was almost about to die when a non-profit rescue organization found him on the side of a busy Houston road. The dog was not only suffering from aggravated mange but also had infected wounds and was severely emaciated.
Amanda Hulebak, the co-founder of the rescue group “This Is Houston,” said that people used to see the dog every day on the road, but no one ever stopped to help the dog.
Hulebak told reporters that she had been working on her own over the past 15 years to rescue dogs in Houston. Hulebak’s dream to start her rescue organization was just recently materialized when she, along with a team of volunteers, started “This Is Houston” with a mission to save the vulnerable animals of the area. Incidentally, Thomas was the first dog that the organization had rescued.
Thomas was suffering from severe mange, and the vets believed that the dog could not have survived any further without veterinary intervention.
Hulebak said that when she had a look at the mange ridden emaciated dog, she thought that it would not be possible to raise enough funds to meet the pooch’s veterinary bills. Hulebak then posted the dog’s story online and got totally amazed when donations started pouring in from everywhere.
Hulebak also had to face criticism for keeping the dog alive and making him endure the pain that would be inflicted during the treatment process, but she and her team were sure that they were doing the right thing.
Seven weeks later, Thomas is now medically cleared, and his coat has also started growing back. Currently, the dog is under the care of a foster who has a lot of prior experience with canines having medical conditions.
Due to betterment in his health, Thomas is now also able to show his wonderful personality; he is a dog who loves life, loves other dogs, loves people, and likes to be happy.
Image source: This Is Houston via Chron