The poor innocent pooch who was found laying on his own on the forest ground had been abandoned by his cruel owner, somewhere far away from any human civilisation.
By, 28 Dec 2019
The white pooch, later named Christmas, was found agonizing in the woods of the Varese province in Italy on the 19th of December.
A Christmas miracle
Two brothers were walking their dog at the time. When they noticed their dog wandered off and started sniffing at a white mass on the ground, they decided to investigate.
As soon as the men noticed this ‘mass’ was actually a dog, they took action. They called the police and a local animal rescue to help them rescue him. All the while, the little dog looked at his saviours pleadingly, so weak he was unable to move to thank them for finding him.
A dark past transforms into a bright future
Christmas, a cross between a Maremma Sheepdog and an Italian Spinone, is now recovering from his ordeal in a local animal shelter. Very little is known about his past, other than the fact that it must be very dark. It seems that Christmas has been suffering from a chronic disease for a while already, and rescuers assume this is why he was abandoned by his owner.
He was left in the middle of the forest, in the cold of the winter, without food or water. He thus became weaker and weaker as the days went by, until he collapsed to the floor and waited there for death. If the two brothers hadn't arrived in time, Christmas would not be here today.
At the shelter, he is making progress, though it is still not known whether he will suffer permanent damage from his stay in the woods. Because he was lying down on his left side, unable to move for at least a week, there may be some neurological damage to his system. However, his appetite has returned, and with the help of some physiotherapy, he is regaining muscle tone.
Despite all his health problems and troubled past, hundreds of people have already offered to adopt Christmas. Though the people responsible for his condition today have still not been found, we find comfort in the fact that Christmas should find a warm and loving forever home very soon.