Phoenix, the adorable dog with a heart filled with affection, teaches us that beauty is more than just skin deep. His story began over a year ago when he was left on his own as a stray, searching for food on the streets. Although he caught the attention of many, most people were quick to judge him based on his appearance and turned away in horror. However, there were some kind souls who looked past his unusual looks and offered him their help. It’s heartwarming to see how Phoenix craved love and care like any other dog, despite his physical appearance being different from the norm.
When a dog in distress needed help, the Skiatook Paws & Claws Animal Rescue team in Oklahoma didn’t hesitate to lend a hand. They showed no discrimination towards the condition of the dog and promised to provide the same level of care as any other animal they rescue.
Carisa Ducharne from Skiatook Paws & Claws shared that Phoenix had a gaunt frame with ribs visibly sticking out, and his eyes were unable to close due to severe inflammation. The team is unsure of what caused these peculiar conditions. However, despite his previous hardships, Phoenix remained friendly and unafraid of people, showing his resilient spirit.
Updates on Phoenix’s journey to recovery towards optimal health are frequently shared by Skiatook Paws & Claws. His heart-warming story has captured the attention of many on social media, leading to generous donations for his growing medical expenses. The dedicated team at Family Animal Medicine is providing Phoenix with the care he needs and has identified his condition as a potential autoimmune disease, although the exact type is yet to be determined. Despite this uncertainty, the good news is that Phoenix has shown significant improvement since being rescued. Ducharne has confirmed that Phoenix’s condition was a result of neglect, which falls under the umbrella of abuse. In response, the local dog-loving community has rallied behind Phoenix, with some offering to adopt him.
The rescue team is thankful for the kind-hearted people who want to adopt Phoenix, but they want to clarify that they are not planning on letting him go just yet. Their main priority is to take care of Phoenix and help him recover fully, which could take some time.