An elderly dog receives an extreme, life-saving makeover!
George, an adult male Rottweiler, got into a bit of trouble when he was out running around loose as a stray dog in San Jose. George came to the San Jose animal shelter covered in ticks and with a degloving wound to his hind leg.
One of the most common reasons dogs and cats get loose and become strays is because they are not spayed or neutered. An un-neutered male will do remarkable things – jump 6-foot fences, even break through doors or windows – to get to a female in heat, which he will be able to smell from miles away. Likewise, a female in heat will do remarkable things to get to a male.
The shelter’s veterinary team provided George with care to keep him comfortable and help his wounds heal. He was also given a medication to kill all of the ticks that were feasting on George’s blood.
George made a phenomenal recovery! When he left the shelter with his forever family, it was hard to tell he had ever had a wound.