One of the things that we are all born with is an imagination. Some of us have a more vivid imagination than others and at times, we may allow it to get ahead of us. Perhaps you are somebody who grew up watching scary movies and you begin to think that some of those aspects from the movies are becoming a reality for you. I think all of us probably hear things going bump in the night but not all of us feel that it could be some type of frightening creature that is living under the bed. There may even be times when our imagination causes an innocent life to suffer.
That is the case with the animal in this story. People saw it standing along the edge of the road as they were driving by with patches of fur missing in various areas across its body. A Lion’s mane was around its head and, to those who were letting their imagination get the best of them, it looks like a werewolf. We all know that they really don’t exist and they are only a made-up story but this animal looked so convincingly real that people wouldn’t even get close. Finally, somebody stepped up to the plate and did the right thing.
When she got close the animal she saw that the skin was showing because most of the fur was scaly and gone. The tail had shriveled up and it was pointed on the end.
The animal was often seen in a California Orchard and the woman knew that she had to stop to see what was going on. She just wanted to know if it was an animal that needed help.
Megan Bowe first heard about the animal on Facebook and she went over right away. She is the founder of Bowe’s Adoptable Rescue Pups.
“I was about ready to cry when I saw how bad off he was. He was really on his last leg. He was depressed and could barely even stand up.”
As you can imagine, it wasn’t really a werewolf. It was a German Shepherd that was very sick.
Megan called him King and rushed him to the car and off to the veterinarian. King knew that she was trying to help because he didn’t have any aggression toward her.
A veterinarian took one look at King and saw that he had a broken pelvis and tail as well as scabies. He thought it was an older dog at first but it turns out that King was only a year old.
“My vet thinks he got hit by a car, and that would explain how his tail was so messed up, too. That injury happened months ago, because by the time I got him it had already started to heal incorrectly. And with such a damaged pelvis, he wasn’t able to get around very far on his own to look for food so he was extremely skinny and dehydrated.”
Megan had to keep the dog quarantined because mange is contagious and she couldn’t risk her other rescue pets getting it. She also fed him a special diet to help prepare him for surgery.
King began to show his gratefulness in a number of ways.
“He’s a super loving dog. If I sit down, he has his face right next to mine and leans in as if he’s giving me a hug. He has been so calm and relaxed through everything.”
Six weeks of intensive care was necessary along with medication before King was ready for surgery. He will eventually need another surgery for his other hip.
“While King isn’t out of the woods just yet, he is already doing so much better – and already looks entirely different from the ‘scary’ creature people thought he was.”
It will be a few months before King is ready for a new home. In the meantime, Megan is taking care of him with a lot of love and allowing him to enjoy a good life.
“He is happier than ever now. It’s hard to think that all those cars passed him by and never stopped. No one wanted to bring him home or help him because he looked so bad … But all it took was one person.”