Our mission is to be the voice for the animals that need us most. Sadly, there are many situations where dogs are abandoned, ᴀʙᴜsᴇᴅ, and ᴍɪsᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴇᴅ. This story is for Odin and today we are his voice.
Odin spends his days living on a cattle ranch in Mississippi. He was held in the most ɪɴʜᴜᴍᴀɴᴇ conditions. He is ᴄʜᴀɪɴᴇᴅ and lives outdoors all year round regardless of the weather. It is more than ᴄʀᴜᴇʟ. Odin is covered with mange and sores. He was severely underweight and infected with intestinal ᴘᴀʀᴀsɪᴛᴇs, including heartworms. Even his teeth were ʙʀᴏᴋᴇɴ.
When the kind volunteers of Southern Pines Animal Shelter and Southern Cross Animal Rescue of Mississippi heard about Odin, they were amazed. They immediately resolved the issue and brought Odin out of the heartbreaking situation.
They were overjoyed to have rescued Odin but were shocked that he was so sick in the first place. How could someone be so ᴄʀᴜᴇʟto such a lovely innocent animal?
When Odin was taken care of, they knew he would need treatment and it would take time for him to recover. They immediately took it to the veterinary hospital. The rescue team also immediately searched for a foster home for Odin. They knew that once he was discharged from the hospital, he would need a loving environment in which he could heal.
Sydney Schelkopf was chosen as his adoptive mother. Sydney said: “Poor Odin looked like he just came out of ɴɪɢʜᴛᴍᴀʀᴇ. He was emaciated, almost hairless, covered in wounds, cracked and toothed, and extremely weak. anything is possible. wrong, it’s with this poor guy!”
However, Sydney did not give up. She knew Odin could be happy but of course, everything takes time. As the days go by, Sydney and Odin become attached to each other. A love blossomed and Sydney became the kindest adoptive mother.
Sydney explains: “The second night I brought him home, he had the courage to go to bed with me. “He climbed into bed and threw his bony body on top of me, looked up at me with sincere eyes and sighed in his loving arms. I know Odin has finally found where he needs to go.”
Odin still has a lot of work to do. But with each passing day, he is getting stronger and healthier. Mental and physical. He’s even started to look like a dog! A really cute person there!
And then, in a flash, Odin started to look like an Alaskan Malamute!!! Can you believe this is the same dog? Just show what proper care and love can do!
Odin still has some challenges but ALL of his moms believe they will all be behind him soon FOR GOOD!
“He’s currently being treated for heartworms, this is a big battle,” Sydney said. “We have good days and bad days. Once the heartworm treatment is complete, we will perform some sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ on him. Unfortunately, a lot of them are in bad shape, and we’ll do everything we can to make them the best we can!”
Odin is a fun, lovable and goofy guy. And that’s exactly what we wanted to hear! Check out this amazing transformation!