“We like to turn sad cases into happy endings,” Bradshaw Animal Shelter says.
In the case of a dog named Cowboy, the shelter did just that.
On Nov. 21, the shelter announced on Facebook that it was caring for a severely emaciated stray.
A video captured the severity of Cowboy’s condition: He was so skinny and malnourished, he couldn’t even walk or eat, having to be carried and fed through a tube.
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“We honestly weren’t sure if he was going to make it,” the shelter said in the post.
With the help of the shelter’s veterinary and animal care staff, along with a loving foster, he started “doing better every day,” the shelter said.
Updates on Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 showed his remarkable progress:
Then, today, came the update everyone was waiting for: He’s been adopted.
Cowboy even has a cat sibling to keep him company, photos with the shelter’s Facebook post show.
“Cowboy, our little miracle dog, is finally living the good life in his new forever home,” the shelter posted on Facebook with a bunch of photos. “Our med staff was so happy to say their goodbyes to this happy, healthy guy.”