According to a February 27 report by Fox Carolina News, Alex the Weimaraner has been given a new lease on life after being rescued by Magazine Street’s Southern Animal Foundation from an Iberia Parish animal shelter back in October 2014.
Alex has a new home now, and his owner Diane Lundeen’s describes the progress Alex has made on his way to becoming a healthy dog.
“He has good color in his gums, his eyes are bright, when he goes to sit down he doesn’t whine. He has this incredible joy for life that’s awesome.”
At the time of his rescue, Alex was a mere 45 pounds and had been surviving by eating twigs and rocks. He gave everyone a scare when his stomach flipped, and he had to be rushed for emergency surgery.
During the first ten days with Diane, Alex gained ten pounds. He’s now leveled out at 80 pounds and can give Diane a run for the money while on his leash.
Diane, who was drawn to Alex by his haunting and piercing eyes, says this newest addition to her family is enjoying life playing with his brother and sister dogs at home. Thanks to Diane, Alex now has fur friends, goes on car rides, and will never go hungry again.
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