A dog, thought to have been abandoned, narrowly survived a devastating warehouse fire in Houston, Texas,
According to Friday's HLNTV, as firefighters worked to knock down the flames which engulfed the structure earlier this month, the dog, now known as "Rocky," managed to slip out.
Rocky did not escape without injury.
A homeless man discovered the dog, described as a boxer mix, huddled under a car. The man had little to offer, but what he did possess, he shared with the injured dog.
Rocky was wrapped in a blanket and fed a portion of the man's food. That man's generosity touched area rescuers and inspired them to lend the injured dog a hand.
Jae Malik, a volunteer with an area rescue organization, stated:
If a homeless guy can give him a blanket, who are we to walk away?
The rescuers took the injured dog to a veterinarian for care, believing that he might have to be humanely euthanized due to the severity of his wounds.
Fortunately, Rocky proved that he has a will to survive.
Those who initially helped him are determined to get him all of the veterinary care necessary for him to make a full recovery.
Malik told HLNTV:
“This dog has not growled, has not snapped, has shown zero aggression with all of us, while undergoing such a tribulation,”
“That will to live that he shows, while he remains loving, you have to help.”
Those helping Rocky are reaching out to the community for assistance with his ever growing veterinary bills. Rocky has had one surgery, but two more are planned in the future.
A Facebook page has been established to help keep Rocky's supporter's apprised of his progress, and to help raise funds for his care.
Those hoping to help can call: Aldine Animal Clinic at (281) 448-3256 to make a donation over the phone to Rocky/File #10705.
Or, to mail a check, please make it payable to Aldine Animal Clinic and mail to 440 Aldine Bender Road Houston, TX 77060, please indicate that it is for Rocky/File #10705.
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