Handsome the Emaciated Dog Gets a Hero


By Sara Anderson of Texas

Last month, a friend called frantic about an emaciated little dog that wandered up her stairs.  He was skin draped over bone.  At 5:30 on a Friday — what to do? I grabbed a towel, walked over and was appalled and in awe of his condition. Surely if we took him to a facility they would put him down, he was so weak and God only knows what lurked within.

So I decided to take him home, fatten the little fella up and then place him. Good Lord, what a project. He melts my heart with kindness and no fear — simply love and appreciation. He ate and slept snuggled in a warm bathroom for two days and then had the strength to walk around. Poor guy had been out and about for quite a while I suspect, during all the rain and cold.

It’s been a few weeks and now Handsome looks great, comes, plays, adores the kitten on the front porch and she in return.  He gives me enormous joy. See a photo of Handsome on the day he was rescued.

Brought to you by The Great Animal Rescue Chase


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Manuela B.
Manuela B5 years ago

how cute. so happy someone kind was around...

Carrie Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Audrey B.
Audrey B6 years ago

Thank God you found him or he found you, What a cutie I would have done the same thing. How can people do this to an animal we will never know, so cruel. The laws are just not strick enough for abuse/cruelty.

Katherine Wright
Katherine Wright6 years ago

WOW....what horrible shape he was in but just look at him now! What a handsome little fella. I, too, would like to know if you've decided to keep him. At least he is safe and sound and looking much better now that he is not literally starving to death.

God Bless You and Handsome!

Sarah M.
Sarah M6 years ago

What a beautiful, sweet animal. Thank you for saving him. Are you going to keep him? Please let us know when you find him a permanent loving home.

Terri Hughes
Terri Hughes6 years ago

Awww.....how can people be so CRUEL? This is heartbreaking to see. Thanks so much to the lady for rescuing this poor little dog and taking care of him. And thanks for giving him a loving and caring home. I'm sure he is glad you found him and become his guardian angel. God Bless you Handsome, you are a cutie!!!!!!!!!

Debbie S.
Debbie S.6 years ago

Oh God Bless you God Bless you!!! What a poor little heartbreaker and how he ended up where he did, we'll never know. I hope he has many years left of love and comfort with his new family all because of people like you!

Thanh Nakata
Thanh Nakata6 years ago

Thank you for rescuing this adorable heart. Bless your heart and family.

Jenny Ruiters
Jenny Ruiters6 years ago

Hi, You are such a Blessing, an Angel in disguise to this beautiful animal. He is such a beautiful and yes handsome dog. I love him. I have two abandoned pets myself and I see how much love they give me in return. Thank you for opening your heart to this animal.

Blessings always!!!

Renee K.
Renee K6 years ago

He looks like he's full of love! And I think he's really cool looking, and bless you for taking him in. And then I look at the before picture and want to hunt down whoever abandoned him. And have a word with him/her.