Get ready for another SCARY and VIOLENT story about pit bulls.
That is, if you count a pit bull who just loves to snuggle as 'scary.'
4-year-old Zeus was found abandoned and bleeding in the woods. He had a broken tail, was starving, and had he been left there any longer Zeus would have died.
While no one really knows WHAT happened to Zeus, they do know he needed help.
Immediately, animal control raced to help Zeus. They delivered him to a shelter, but it was very clear the poor pup needed extreme medical attention. That's when the shelter got in touch with Jackie and her team. Together, they got Zeus to a vet where he could be worked on.
Zeus needed three surgeries, anti-biotics, and was placed on pain medication.
“Despite all the pain he’s been in, he’s never growled, and he’s never shown any aggression at all,” O’Sullivan said. “He was obviously more quiet when he first came in because he was in pretty rough shape.”
Continue on to see how Zeus is healing from his horrific past!
In an attempt to make Zeus more comfortable, an anonymous donor went to visit him at the vet and brought him a blanket and a teddy bear.
This is basically the best thing to ever happen to him, at least in Zeus' eyes.
“He seems to find a lot of comfort in it," says O'Sullivan.
Zeus is loving his new belongings, and he refuses to let them out of his sight.
Definitely scary. Very big threat.
Zeus is only days away from being released from the vet and brought to a shelter to find his forever home.
“In rescue, we see a lot of the ugly, so it’s nice to see a dog come out on the other side, and be happy and healthy and ready to go home,” O’Sullivan said. “The best part of the story is that good triumphs evil. This didn’t ruin him, it didn’t ruin his life. The dog wins, and he’s going to go on to have an amazing life, and he should have plenty of offers for a home.”
If you're interested in adopting Zeus, you can fill out the application here.