Louie came to FUR after he was chained outside with a collar embedded into his skin, so he had open infected wounds on the front and back of his neck. He also had an upper respiratory infection that turned into pneumonia. FUR rescued him and got the medical help he needed, and he's now almost completely recovered and ready for adoption. He's very sweet, eager to please and is very eager for affection.
Louie is named after Louis Zamperini, who was featured in the book & movie "Unbroken." He competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, he was commissioned into the United States Army Air Forces as a Lieutenant in 1941, and he served as a bombardier in B-24 Liberators in the Pacific. On a search and rescue mission, his plane crashed in the Pacific ocean, and he spent 47 days adrift in a lifeboat. He landed on the Japanese occupied Marshall Islands and was captured. He spent the rest of the war in a Japanese prison camp, where he was repeatedly tortured. After the war, he became a Christian Evangelist with a strong belief in forgiveness.
Although Louie spent his entire life on a chain, he's not bitter or mean. Despite all he's been through, he really is Unbroken. He's a sweet, affectionate happy boy who is thrilled to be safe and living in a home for the first time in his life. Louie is 52 pounds, with beautiful, soft fur, a curled tail, and a beautiful smile.
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