Frodo was rescued from the streets of Croatia last year, and no one knows what kind of life the poor dog had. His state of neglect was so extreme, he looked a bit scary.
Thanks to the love of kind people, Frodo had a beautiful transformation.
Good Samaritans found Frodo wandering the streets of Croatia as a stray. He was emaciated and riddled with mange, and his eyes were swollen from an untreated infection. People knew he needed help so they reached out to veteran animal rescuer Klaudija Sigurnjak to help out and even she was taken aback by his appearance.
“I was stunned. I could hardly believe it was really a dog,” Sigurnjak said. “I immediately set about rescuing him.”
And that’s when Frodo’s life changed forever.
Sigurnjak won his trust after offering food and rushed him to get the expert care he needed.
A veterinary vision specialist determined that the dog’s right eye was so badly infected that it needed to be removed, but thankfully, his other eye could be saved. Frodo would not be totally blind, but his health was very poor overall.
“He was full of fleas and ticks, and starved to the bone,” Sigurnjak said. “We were not sure whether or not he’d survive.”
Soon, Frodo proved to everyone that he’s a fighter.
In the following weeks Frodo began to recover and regain his strength. rodo’s transformation was underway.
Slowly his dry, inflamed skin turned back to normal, and his red fur started to grow again.
As Frodo became healthier, so did his sweet, lovable spirit.
Frodo’s sadness and pain were now behind him.
Sigurnjak was thrilled to see how far the dog had come in the months since she first rescued him.
“His transformation was phenomenal,” Sigurnjak said. “We never dreamt that he would be so beautiful.”
Once Frodo was made available for adoption, it did not take long for him to find his new family.
When Marko Duspara and his wife saw Frodo’s photo online they fell in love immediately.
“I honestly can’t imagine what happened to him back then. I am thankful to everyone who helped him be saved,” Duspara said. “He is now a happy dog that knows he is loved and that if he plays his cards right he will get whatever he wants.”
Frodo’s favorite activity these days is running, a fitting pastime for a pup with such a beautiful, strong spirit.
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