Emaciated Puppy Found Near Death In Woods Takes First Steps On His Own

Beaver County Humane Society (BCHS) Police Department is searching for the person(s) who left an emaciated puppy in the woods to die. The dog was found near death and needed immediate medical attention.

He arrived soaking wet from being left out in the cold rain and was covered in his own urine as he was too weak to stand. The medical team went to work treating him for extreme anemia with a blood fusion from a dog donor and showered him with love.

The 4-month-old puppy was literally skin and bones with a body score of 1 out of 9.

“Through it all, this little guy had a tail wag, nose bump and lick for anyone that came to say hello. His ability to show love when he was in such obvious distress was heartwarming,” the shelter wrote.

He is a fighter and continues to improve as he eats several small meals to get the nutrients his body needs.

When it came time to naming the resilient pup, the team decided to name him after another local, Damar Hamlin, who also had a “miraculous recovery”.

“Because of this puppy’s will to live, his giving (or should we say forgiving nature) and a story that brought many, many people together, we found it fitting to name him Hamlin.”

Hamlin is starting to regain his strength and is able to walk short distances on his own. He still has a long road ahead but will be closely monitored by staff.

In an update video shared by BCHS, Hamlin is seen sporting a red sweater to stay warm and walking a few steps on his own. They shared, “It will be a very gradual process for Hamlin to regain full strength in his limbs.”

BCHS thanked all their supporters for donating to his care. People are asked to follow the updates on Facebook to see how Hamlin is improving. They are not accepting applications for him at this time but will post when he is ready to find his forever home.

In the meantime, the search continues for the cruel person responsible. A reward of $2,000 is being offered and anyone with information is asked to call the Beaver County Humane Society Police Department at 724-775-5801 X 110.

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