We don't use the term "it takes a village" lightly. Getting Arnold out of the shelter literally took a coordinated effort between 2 rescue groups (ours included) and 2 individual rescuers. It was crazy but we needed to give this guy a chance.
Arnold has an autoimmune issue which had caused swollen joints, his weird skin issues and flat feet. On top of all that, at some point his tail had been broken. He was a disaster and we didn't really think he was going to thrive.
HE FOOLED US! With meds, good food, a warm bed and lots of attention, Arnold is beating his disease. He can walk - in fact he can climb stairs, jump on a couch and he does his best to run. He has gained 10 pounds and his fur is soft and shiny.
And best of all, this youngster is a friendly, happy, goofy boy who is going to make some family amazingly happy.
Arnold will be neutered and his tail will be fixed once we are sure we have his disease in hand.
Think these pictures look bad? You should have seen him when we first got him.
Give him a chance. You won't regret it
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