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A Good Samaritan found a bundle on the side of the road. This bundle was a rolled up blanket that actually contained a puppy– and that puppy was close to death. Later named Harris, the weak puppy was just skin and bones. He was rushed to the medical center at the Stray Rescue of Saint Louis (SR).
Sadly, it was obvious that Harris wasn’t just abandoned. He was severely neglected and abused. What possesses a human to harm such a beautiful creature is beyond us. Thankfully there are WAY more good humans in this world than there are bad. As you will see, Harris makes a lot of friends along the way that will stop at nothing that will lead him to a happy, healthy life.
Harris was initially unresponsive when he came in. His wounds were treated by medical staff and he was given intravenous fluids and pain meds. The volunteers sat beside him and waited for the precious boy to respond. It was now a waiting game.
Knowing that having a fighting spirit and remaining mentally strong is a big part of recovery, the staff at SR made Harris a sign to remind him that he is loved, that his life matters, and above all, that he is brave!
As time went on and it was obvious Harris wasn’t responding well, a shelter volunteer decided to sleep with him for support. See! We told you there are way more good people in this world than bad!
At first, Harris had to have a feeding tube put in– but just a few days later, he was able to lift his head up and eat on his own! Check him out! What a little fighter!
Then, what seems like a blink of an eye, little Harris is sitting up and getting a bath! Look at how darn cute this guy is. That bottom lip is just too much!!!
Before you know it, Harris takes his first steps. What a miracle! He has support but soon after, as you’ll see in the video below, he walks all by himself!
Each day, Harris surprises the rescue volunteers with new accomplishments.They really weren’t sure if he would make it. Of course, they hoped, of course, they never gave up— but each time Harris accomplished something, his human friends were amazed. They continued to call him a miracle. And for sure, he is!
Then… like the miracle dog he is, Harris RUNS!
Harris keeps on making his rescuers proud. He’s full of smiles– and now, he’s full of even more confidence. He’s still healing but no one doubts that he will make a FULL RECOVERY and find the perfect forever home.
Don’t deprive yourself, watch the video below to learn more about Harris and his amazing journey of transformation and hope. Consider donating to Stray Rescue of Saint Louis. They really are amazing too!