A sick dog, labeled as a “werewolf,” received no assistance until someone raised awareness through a plea, emphasizing the importance of spreading compassion and advocacy for animals in distress

The dog has through so much suffering, and his story did not end happily. This tragic tale is told. This summer has been particularly harsh for stray animals, said Tray Rescue of St. Louis. Kanga is one of the “lost souls” they just saved. His skin tells a tragic story of abuse and hardship. Even the experienced rescuers were shocked by the condition of his body.

“We’ve seen many cases of mange over the last 25 years, but this is one of the most severe,” Stray Rescue of St. Louis writes on Facebook.

They posted several images of Kanga and stated, “It hurts our heart” to see how miserable he is. The canine’s skin folds and lack of hair give the impression that he has zebra stripes. He also has skin that is flaking and serious sores.

And his eyes speak to his rescuers, telling them his heart is as broken as theirs. They write, “We can feel his broken heart through his eyes. He is completely defeated. We are so, so sorry this has happened to you…”

Because of his large, enormous ears, some of Kanga’s admirers think he is a German Shepherd, but the entire truth won’t be known until after he recovers. The goal of Stray Rescue of St. Louis is to aid in his recovery, but they are aware that he still has a long way to go. But they make a promise: “We’ll give him antibacterial baths, nourishing meals, and so much more. LOVE.”

It is with sad hearts that we report that Kanga has crossed over Rainbow Bridge. Stray Rescue of St. Louis shared the heartbreaking news on August 22, 2022 in a letter from their CEO, Cassady. She wrote, “We did everything we could for this sweet boy, but he had been septic for so long and his body had been put through hell. Sadly, his little heart just couldn’t take it anymore, and we lost Kanga over the weekend…”

The rescue lost another dog, Songaa, on the same day. She continued, “To think about the way humans failed these two babies is simply too much to take. This has been the worst summer for animal abuse I have ever seen, and sadly I don’t see light at the end of the tunnel.”

She went on to thank their supporters, “Each one of you are a vital part of the Stray Rescue family, allowing us to do what we do daily. I am so sorry for your loss; you love them just like we do. And trust me – they ALL know it and feel your love from near and far.”

“All of your generous donations you so selflessly gave for these babies will go in our medical fund to help the next victim of abuse who comes to us for help. Sadly, that time could come at any moment,” she continued. P”lease keep our amazing team in your prayers as their hearts have taken some heavy hits lately. We are grateful for your love as you lift us all up time and time again.”

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