There is much in this world that we take for granted everyday. However, behind the things we pour love into, there is also much that we can give! This Pit Bull desperately needed love and care. When he got it he found not only strength but life again. Meet Saint, the Pit Bull, this is his story.
The dog, later named Saint, was beyond emaciated. He was so weak that he couldn’t even stand up to go to the bathroom. When he was found, he had every parasite imaginable. He was so sick that he was deemed to go to a foster home as a hospice case. Saint was not expected to survive and those around him had to prepare themselves for the inevitable.
He was found in a homeless encampment, rarely having anything to eat. He never had veterinary care. Heather, Saint’s foster mom, took him into her care after being found. Heather willingly stepped up knowing Saint would pass away soon in her care. She has a heart of gold!
Heather’s family was very supportive of her decision to help Saint. They rallied behind them both. Saint’s first week was terrible. He was so shut down and weak. He didn’t understand where he was or what would happen to him. He had never been inside a house before. But things began to change.
Heather, while still realistic about Saint’s prognosis, was floored when within two weeks he started interacting with his new doggy friends. He was also walking into the family room and interacting with his new friends.
Saint still had a hard time eating. Heather continued to try to get in as many calories as possible but it was challenging. This was further proof that Saint wouldn’t make it. While they accepted it, they still had an ich of hope inside their hearts and they tried one more thing: rotisserie chicken. And Saint couldn’t get enough of it.
Saint stunned his family with the amount of progress he made in such a short period of time following surgery. When eating, he remained full and became more active; a sign that his appetite was healthy and not just robbing him of calories.