We say it every time. Every single time an animal comes in that has been beaten, burned, abused, neglected, or tossed away, we say the same thing- "how can they still be so nice after they were treated so horribly by people?". Alfie is no exception. As a matter of fact, we're saying it even more about Alfie. How on earth is he so incredibly sweet, loving, and grateful, when someone was downright horrible to him? Just goes to show you the resilient and forgiving nature of animals.
It's clear now that this was no accident, what happened to Alfie. It was deliberate, intentional abuse. Someone actually clearly thought out something to do to Alfie to cause him a great deal of pain. The good thing is, he was found. He was found, and he was brought to our AHS facility in Newark where he got immediate medical treatment before his wounds festered further and he became septic. We know his photos are difficult to look at, but this is such an enormous improvement over the initial photos that were taken a little over a week ago when Alfie arrived. Please read about Alfie when he arrived here. Alfie is doing so much better already and we're happy to be able to share these photos of the amazing progress that he's made, even if they are a little graphic.
Alfie has been transferred down to us at AHS/Popcorn Park where he is continuing on the road to recovery with daily medical scrubs, laser treatment for his wounds, and lots and lots of TLC. We know those wounds look pretty bad, but they are greatly improved already. Alfie's good spirits are definitely helping in his recovery. He just couldn't be happier to be getting all the attention that he is getting. He is so friendly and loving, and he doesn't let anything get him down.
His recovery is going to be a long one, that's for sure. And of course, his medical treatment won't come without a price. Please consider making a donation to our Res-Q Fund, which is the fund that enables us to treat Alfie and so many others like him, or text HumaneHelp to 41444
Poor Alfie is struggling with pneumonia on top of everything else now, but he's still got plenty of spunk in his step so on our next update, we'll be sure to show our new friend in action in a video. In the meantime, please keep hoping for a full recovery for Alfie, as we all are. Thanks for your support.