Sick Puppy With Autoimmune Disease Proves Beauty Comes From Within
Family Animal Medicine has been working hard to help Phoenix in whatever way it can. Part of how they’ve helped him, is they’ve narrowed things down to Phoenix most likely having an autoimmune disease – though they’re not quite sure which one yet. But the overarching good news is that Phoenix is much better now than when he first came in.
"He’s done nothing but improve every single day,” said Ducharne. "I wouldn’t say this is intentional trauma, but neglect is also abuse, and he was without a doubt neglected.”
And there has been an outpouring of support from dog lovers in the community – including a few offers of adoption.
While the rescue is overwhelmingly grateful to the kind-hearted individuals expressing interest in adopting Phoenix, they had to put up an explanation letting community members know that if Phoenix ever goes up for adoption it’ll be some time – the focus right now is to get him completely healthy.
In the meantime, if you are interested in donating towards Phoenix’s medical bills, or if you want to give to other dogs in need, you can go to Skiatook Paws & Claws Animal Rescue’s website to help.