Beyond Appearances: A Dog with a Daunting Look Finally Finds a Family Who Sees Him as Perfect

Rescuers in 2013 came across Murray and his three Weimaraner siblings on Dead Dog Beach, a notorious Puerto Rican beach where people throw away unwanted pets.

When Murray and his siblings were saved, they were only a few weeks old and already showing symptoms of distemper, a terrible virus that kills a dog’s nervous system.

The founder and president of The Sato Project, a Puerto Rican organization that rescues stray dogs, Christina Beckles, told The Dodo, “I was holding him on the exam table and petting him, and I felt a click in his jaw – that’s one of the indicators of distemper.”

“There is no therapy at that point.” The dog might then start having seizures and develop brain damage. Murray was put to death because Beckles and the veterinarian decided it was the most humane course of action. But the vet changed her mind when the time came.

Beckles said, “She carried him to the table and he wagged his tail but she couldn’t.” Murray, however, had a very slim chance of surviving because one of his sisters had already passed away from the illness.

80 percent of puppies who contract distemper die, according to Cathy Meeks, a board-certified veterinarian at BluePearl Veterinary Hospital in Tampa, Florida. The best method to prevent distemper is vaccination. However, Murray and his siblings had not received any vaccinations since they had become stray.

Murray still has some health issues, such as mild seizures, but he got better with treatment, despite this. He developed a peculiarly shaped skull as a result of the distemper. His face used to be very symmetrical, but now, Mackenzie Gallant, Murray’s adoptive mother, told The Dodo, “it’s sort of crooked.” The skull on his head is now fairly flat.

The bulk of Murray’s teeth had to be pulled due to gum disease and tooth decay, which left his tongue protruding from his mouth. But for Gallant and her family—which also comprised her mother Kristina, father Dennis, siblings Wesley and Eli, two rescue dogs named Pili and Fox, and their cat named Daphne—none of this mattered.

Murray was placed into foster care by them in November 2013, and the following month, just before Christmas, he was officially adopted.


Related Posts

A heart-wrenching sight unfolded in a quiet parking lot as an abandoned little Pitbull puppy was discovered, crying out loudly for help. The helpless pup’s cries carried a mix of emotions – fear, relief, and a deep yearning for care and compassion.

Upon hearing the desperate sounds echoing through the otherwise empty lot, a kind passerby rushed to investigate, following the trail of heart-wrenching whimpers. What they found was…

A Dog Owner’s Emotional Farewell to His Beloved Companion, Fondly Dubbed ‘His Son’

In a heartwarming and poignant moment, a dog owner bid a touching farewell to his cherished companion, lovingly referring to him as ‘his son’. This heartfelt gesture…

A heartwarming story unfolds as an adorable puppy found under a car undergoes a remarkable transformation. The little pup, initially discovered in a dire situation, has now been given a second chance at life thanks to the kindness and compassion of those who found him.

The journey of this precious puppy began when a passerby noticed him huddled underneath a parked car, looking scared and alone. Instantly moved by the sight, the…

The Dog Waits for Hours in the Mud, Guarding a Little Surprise at His Feet

One chilly morning in a quaint countryside village, a loyal dog named Max could be seen waiting patiently in a muddy field. With his fur caked in…

A abandoned and chained dog finally experiences love thanks to a kind savior

A heartwarming tale has emerged from a community where a neglected and mistreated dog was rescued and given a second chance at life. This canine, who had…

The Heart-wrenching Sight of a Trembling and Whimpering Puppy Reveals the Challenging Journey Ahead

The sight of a helpless, trembling puppy can evoke a range of emotions—pity, compassion, and a deep sense of responsibility. It is a poignant reminder of the…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *