Zeus was one of those abandoned dogs that rescuers weren’t sure would make it. Covered in sores, with no hearing, he shook like a leaf around humans—yet his road to recovery is incredible!
The AMA Animal Rescue organization rescued Zeus on October 15, 2016. His rescuers’ hearts sank when they saw him. He was among many animals rescued that day, among 25 other dogs, but Zeus was by far in the worst condition. The poor pup had severe mange, was malnourished, and was covered in wounds. His ears were so infected he probably had no hearing whatsoever.
Shaking with fear, Zeus was in severe need of love and attention, yet he could not be petted with so many deep sores and scabs over every inch of his body. After much attention, and medical treatment, Zeus made an astounding come-back.
Eventually, a young couple was touched by his sad story, and decided they would foster little Zeus. Soon he became so much a part of their lives they knew they could never part with him, and he became a fully adopted member of their pet family. Perhaps the name given to Zeus by his rescuers helped him along the way, to find strength to trust humans again, and to battle on towards full recovery. His incredible transformation was documented by AMA, and we are happy to share it with you here…
Zeus was one of those abandoned dogs that rescuers weren’t sure would make it
Mange affects many abandoned dogs and is a highly contagious skin disease, caused by mites. These mites burrow through the skin causing intense irritation and hair-loss.
The staff immediately gave him a medical bath to try and alleviate his discomfort, and start to treat the mange that was taking over his body.
After many healing baths and much nourishment, Zeus was able to be shaved of all his hair.
From then on, his recovery sped forward, and treatment began on all of the hidden sores under his hair.
After several weeks, you would not believe the transformation. With tail wagging, and trust in his eyes, it’s a joy to see him feeling such happiness.
A young couple was touched by his sad story, and decided they would foster little Zeus.
Soon he became so much a part of their lives they knew they could never part with him, and he became a fully adopted member of their pet family.
Watch the rescue video below!