Two years back, a man chained his dog, Duke, to an old trailer in an area surrounding a Bulgarian village. The dog’s owner claimed that the dog had a contagious disease and could not be approached.
Duke was left untouched and alone for ten days straight.
Fortunately for Duke, a kind woman nearby saw the poor dog suffering and called the Rudozem Street Dog Rescue.
The dog rescue’s co-founder, Tony Rowles, came to help the dog. The poor thing was covered in flies and feces! Duke kissed Tony and was very open to help.
While there was no room in the shelter, Tony brought Duke to his own home to spend time with his family, dogs, and cats.
Duke never had any illness at all, let alone a contagious one. Now Duke’s only trouble was a fear of men – and understandably so! Duke connected with Tony’s wife right away.
When Duke was getting a checkup, it turned out he had two broken legs. It was clear his owner had physically harmed him.
Duke’s feet shattered, his legs had bent, and his ligaments were gone. Poor Duke must have been in great pain.
As though not bad enough, Duke had a cough caused from the chain that had been on his neck. He was also malnourished. No care had been taken of Duke.
With the help of the dog rescue, Duke was able to get surgeries to heal his health troubles. Duke could finally be adopted and brought to a loving home!
A woman in England adopted Duke and welcomed this once “contagious” dog with open arms. Now after living with her for two years, his life is wonderful! Duke has finally gotten to experience true love.
(h/t The Dodo)