When rescuers found this pup in a nightmarish condition, they assumed he was a stray. When they found out he had an owner and she was tracked down, a horrible truth came to light. The life of this little pooch will definitely surprise you.
Animal Planet Debut
In 2015, this pooches life story was broadcasted in a video on The Animal Planet, and it was there that his name and story came to light. When Baby arrived at the Alaskan clinic, the staff knew very little about him, only that he was showing signs of severe abuse.
Baby arrived at the shelter because he was found wandering alone, appearing to be looking for something. Due to his condition, he was considered a stray in serious need of help. When Dr. Dee examined Baby, he determined that he was severely malnourished.
In the viral video, Dr. Dee is seen and heard describing how Baby was found,”Yesterday, someone found a dog roaming in their yard, running loose.” All evidence pointed to Baby being a stray, but when the doctors found out about his owners, they couldn’t put two and two together.
Dr. Dee further explained the extent of Baby’s injuries,“ He either got hit by a car or injured [otherwise]”. His condition was terrible, but there were also signs of other trauma that seemed to be more recent.
It Gets Worse
Not only had Baby been hit by a car, but he had been viciously mauled by another animal. It turned out, that the woman who found him had two dogs of her own that attacked him out of jealousy. This poor creature was in desperate need of treatment and they had to act fast.
Dr. Dee revealed some more information about his attackers, “He has some scratches on his face.Somebody found him [and] their two Chihuahuas were trying to beat him up, so I don’t think he’s too ferocious, for sure.” The pooch, although large, seems to be nothing more than a giant teddy bear. Everyone couldn’t help but feel sorry for Baby.
Contacting The Owner
When the clinic found his owner and contacted her, he had only been with them for a day. Everyone was nervous to meet the owner, as baby’s condition was unacceptable and they wanted answers. She headed to collect him right away.
Animal Control Investigation
Due to the severity of Baby’s injuries, animal control was called the investigate the incident. Surprisingly, the team determined that “…this dog comes from a good home” revealed Dr. Dee. So, if he came from such a good home, then why was he in such a terrible condition?
The Owner Revealed
The owner of Baby was a woman named Cynthia, who revealed to Animal Planet that she got him when he was a puppy. Shee was anxious to see her furbaby and everyone could tell she was a loving mother. However, they all wanted to know the full story of what happened to Baby.
She revealed that baby had run away a day earlier and ever since she had been looking high and low for him. The two are best friends, so his absence was deeply felt by Cynthia. When she got the call he had been found, she dashed down to the clinic.
Social Media Helps
Cynthia stopped at nothing to track down her Baby, she even launched a social media campaign to help her track him down. Due to his skin irritaiton, the vet decided to do some blood work to figure out if there was anything they could do. The results were shocking.
“I suspect the reason he’s so skinny and his skin looks so terrible is that Baby has food allergies that are not under control” revealed the doctor. They started him on a treatment that would provide immediate relief, as well as a long-term treatment plan to keep the cutie healthy and happy.
It turns out, there is a happy ending to this tragic story.