He did not know what human love was, until..
This is the story of Tucker, a German Shepherd who previously belonged to an abusive owner, and was later given up after animal abuse charges were filed. He arrived at the shelter, weak and frail, and greatly evasive to human touch.
Tucker was not a sociable dog, as he was terrified of everything and everyone. However, he was a great dog – he was still responsive and gentle. Plus, his body wasn’t in a good condition – he was severely and dangerously emaciated, and only had a 1 to 9 body fat ratio. As a result, Tucker could hardly walk, let alone run or jump.
His ears and paws were swollen, inflamed, and infected. He also had rotting teeth and a terrible skin condition that caused his skin to crack and bleed.
Tucker arrived in such a horrid condition that it triggered great worry amongst the animal services staff. They became so worried about Tucker that they felt like they have to reach out for additional help.
Shepherd Help and Rescue Effort ferried him to the nearest animal clinic to emergency medical care. The organization then shared Tucker’s story on YouCaring, to which a couple ,who already owns a German Shepherd, offered to foster Tucker!
Over time, Tucker slowly learnt to adapt to his new life and build trust in humans again. It took many months and countless hours for him to reach this stage, but everyone who knew him knew better – he did a great job in doing so. Even better news arrived when Tucker’s foster family decided to adopt him, for real!
Does Tucker look so good now? His new family agrees, as per a Facebook post by Shepherd Help and Rescue Effort that read:“He now has a family to love him and a sister Tiki to run and play with. He still continues to heal, but we couldn’t be happier with his progress. Love Wins!!”