Earlier this year, a two-year-old Pointer mix was found on the streets of Tijuana by a rescuer. The poor dog, who has since been named Dwayne, was desperately scrounging for food while local residents threw scalding hot water and stones at him, ᴅɪs.ɢᴜsᴛed by his ᴅᴇ.fᴏʀᴍities.
The rescuer then discovered the dog’s original guardian, who had bound his mouth with a ᴄʀᴜᴇʟ wire ᴍᴜᴢᴢʟᴇ and regularly k.i.c.k.ed him with sticks. The person was serving jail time for unrelated offenses. Dwayne was left to fend for himself on the streets. To make matters worse, he was further wounded when he was a.t.t.a.c.k.ed by two large dogs, causing head injuries and nearly r.e.m.o.v.i.n.g his ears.
The poor dog, who has since been named Dwayne, was desperately scrounging for food while local residents t.h.r.e.w scalding h.o.t water and stones at him, ᴅɪsɢᴜsᴛed by his ᴅᴇfᴏʀᴍities…… Despite all of the ʜᴏʀʀɪfɪᴄ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ the dog had endured, he had nothing but love to offer each person he met. He would lower his head, offering a lick, and would gently press his body against anyone who came close. The Helen Woodward center was determined to give Dwayne the life he deserved. Thanks to the rescuer, the pup thankfully made it to the Helen Woodward Animal Center, an animal shelter located in Rancho Santa Fe, California that holds a passionate belief that “animals help people and people help animals through trust, unconditional love, and respect creates a legacy of caring.”
Determined to use every applicable modern medicine available to help heal his injuries, the Helen Woodward Center also provided laser therapy for the areas impacted by his facial reconstruction sᴜʀɢᴇries. Laser treatments have been shown to speed the healing process, reduce inflammation, as well as help with the pain. The sweet pup as a trooper through it all.