Published: 00:01, 21 August 2014 |
The male Staffie-cross was discovered in Queenborough Road, Halfway, in June.
Buddy, as the pooch was named, had severe untreated mange and a bad eye infection.His whole body was covered in thick crusty scabs and open bleeding sores from scratching.
The vet who treated him said it was the worst case he had ever seen and staff at K9 Rehoming, which arranged a foster carer for the dog, said his mange was worse than it first appeared as it was all under the fur too – not just where it was patchy.
Buddy, who is thought to be around a year old, is having weekly treatments at Well Pets in Sittingbourne.
There has been a massive improvement in his overall skin condition in the past couple of weeks, with the scabby areas slowly disappearing.
Julie Garner, of K9 Rehoming, said: “Well Pets is doing an amazing job with him.
“Buddy is such a wonderful dog. Despite everything he has been through, he absolutely loves life. And with the help of his brilliant foster family he has learned to trust again.
“He loves playing with his foster family’s dogs and going on walks, and likes nothing better than to chase a ball and bring it back to you.
“After his skin is better he will be neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped, and then we will start home-checks to find his forever family.
“Buddy is going to bring a lot of joy to whoever his lucky new owner is.”
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