Numerous online rescue groups featured the heart-melting image of an adorable dog. A compassionate woman who encountered him took a photo and shared it on Facebook.
Our furry companion, a charming representative of the amstaff breed, is currently immobile and can only maintain a standing position. The cause of his condition remains unknown, but it is speculated that he may have sustained a gunshot wound while living among wildlife in a wooded area.
This pup is simply irresistible, constantly wagging his tail with excitement. It is evident that he once had an owner who opted to crop his ears, but sadly, they abandoned him thereafter.
Meet Alphonzo, a brave soul burdened by a visible tumor as seen in the X-rays. His leg is in a severe state, emitting a foul odor and causing him excruciating pain.
The veterinary team will conduct further tests, including blood work, a chest X-ray, and a CT scan, to assess the presence of any metastases. It is highly likely that the dog will require a leg amputation.
One striking aspect of Alphonzo is his perpetually wagging tail and affectionate kisses for people. His hearty appetite is also an encouraging sign of his overall well-being.
Following a lengthy and challenging surgery, Alphonzo underwent the amputation of one of his front legs. Despite this setback, the resilient pup successfully survived the procedure, which also involved the removal of a massive 6-kilogram tumor. Remarkably, just four days after his operation, Alphonzo was discharged from the clinic and is now thriving under the attentive care of Merima, a veterinary nurse providing him with optimal nutrition and vitalizing vitamins to combat his anemia. With his warrior spirit and the loving support of his foster mom, there is no doubt that Alphonzo will continue to flourish in the days to come!
Having overcome a grueling surgery, Alphonzo is expected to lead a normal and joyful life. We fervently hope that he will eventually find a forever home with someone who cherishes him as deeply as they treasure themselves.
Time has passed, and Alphonzo’s progress has been nothing short of remarkable. His injury is healing beautifully, devoid of any complications. This affectionate pup has a special affinity for people, children, and fellow canines. Surprisingly, he seems to get along well with cats too!
At approximately one year old, Alphonzo eagerly awaits the reinstatement of the free spaying and neutering program. It is our sincerest hope that this delightful soul will soon have the opportunity to find a loving family and a place to call his own. He is immensely grateful for the assistance he has received, and we extend our heartfelt appreciation to Meri and Franjo for their exceptional care and dedication.