S.ᴄ.ᴀ.ʀ.ʏ-faced dog finds a family that thinks he’s perfect

Lifeguards in 2013 ran into Murray and his three Weimaraner siblings on “Dᴇᴀᴅ Dog” Beach, a popular Puerto Rico beach where people dump unwanted pets at the beach there.

When Murray and his siblings were rescued they were just a few weeks old and already showing symptoms of malaria, a ᴛᴇʀʀɪʙʟᴇ virus that ᴋɪʟʟs dogs’ nervous systems.

 

The founder and president of Project Sato, a Puerto Rican organization that rescues stray dogs, Christina Beckles, says, “I was holding him on the exam table and petting him, and I felt his ᴊᴀᴡ sɴᴀᴘ. That’s one of the distemper’s stats.” “There was no therapy at the time.” The dog may then begin to have sᴇɪᴢᴜʀᴇs and suffer brain damage.

Murray was executed because Beckles and the vet decided it was the most humane course of action. But the vet changed his mind when the time came. Beckles said, “She carried him to the table and he wagged his tail but she couldn’t.” However, Murray has a very slim chance of survival because one of his sisters has died of illness.

According to Cathy Meeks, a board-certified veterinarian at BluePearl Veterinary Hospital in Tampa – Florida, 80% of puppies with sᴄʜɪᴢᴏᴘʜʀᴇɴɪᴀ will ᴅɪᴇ. The best method to prevent separation is vaccination. However, Murray and his siblings have not received any vaccinations since they got lost.

Murray still has some health issues, such as mild ᴄᴏɴᴠᴜʟsɪᴏɴs, but he’s gotten better after receiving treatment. He has developed a specially shaped skull as a result of the separation.

Before, his face was very proportionate but now, Mackenzie Gallant – Murray’s adoptive mother, “it’s a bit crooked.” The skull on the head is now quite flat. Much of Murray’s teeth had to be ᴇxᴛʀᴀᴄᴛᴇᴅ due to gum disease and tooth decay that caused his tongue to protrude from his mouth. But for Gallant and her family including her mother Kristina, dad Dennis, siblings Wesley and Eli, two rescue dogs named Pili and Fox, and their cat named Daphne these things don’t matter. Murray was put into foster care in November 2013 and the following month, just before Christmas, he was officially adopted.

“He’s my favorite dog,” Gallant said. I admire this man. He sleeps in my room every night.

Gallant returned home to attend college, but she kept in touch with Murray whenever she could. “It’s hard to leave all my animals, but Murray is special,” says Gallant. Murray still sleeps in Gallant’s bedroom and the two regularly FaceTime.

Gallant said, “He still comes into my room when I go to school and he still has a pillow and a blanket. He also understands the terms. When you tell Murray it’s time to go to bed, he’ll come up to my room.”

Gallant spends as much time as possible with Murray while she’s at home. Her favorite pastime is taking Fox, Murray, and Pili for long walks. Gallant continued, “He loves hiking.” “For all three of our pets, it’s the best time of the day.”

He’s doing well and he’s always happy. He loves all dogs and people equally. Despite the fact that the Murray rescue took place four years ago, Beckles still has warm memories of him and is glad he found the perfect home.

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