Monk, a Pit Bull and Great Dane mix, was saved from the crowded streets of Memphis, Tennessee by the Streetdog Foundation, a group that rehabilitates stray dogs. Monk had open wounds all over his body before his rescuers brought him to an animal hospital.
Monk’s rescuers initially assumed he had burns, however, this was not the case. The dog had severe mange that had infiltrated his entire bloodstream.
Due to starvation, Monk’s bones protruded from his severely battered body, and he was also dehydrated. Even the volunteers who took him to the vet assumed he wouldn’t make it.
Despite the fact that Monk lost his hair as a result of the medicated bath given to him by the volunteers, the injured dog was able to regrow it.
Every day, Monk’s savior came to see him and waited for him to heal. He noticed gradual improvements in the dog and that brought him joy. The dog who refused to move cautiously began taking brief walks outside his kennel and gradually broke out of his shell.
Monk began to wander outside the shelter to receive his morning sun after a few weeks. He is happy every time they go for a stroll outside.
Monk packed his belongings and moved in with his new foster family six weeks after spending time in the shelter during his recovery. The dog enjoyed roaming around the home with his parents’ dog and evolved into a cheerful pup from an easily terrified dog.
Monk’s foster mother taught him fundamental commands and manners that should be learned by all dogs. She also lavished treats on the dog whenever he successfully completed a trick.
The dog officially became a part of his foster family after a two-week trial period at his temporary home. Monk’s family decided to adopt him and give him a loving, permanent home after growing close to him.
Source: Streetdog Foundation