A stray Pit bull, dying and suffering from several skin infections, was rescued off the streets of Brockton, Massachusetts. He was beaten by life and had been alone for a very long time.
His body was covered in raw sores that were hard to look at. Thankfully, the City of Brockton Animal Control picked him up and brought him to a vet.
The dying Pit bull was said to be 1 year old. He was diagnosed with a severe case of demodectic mange and secondary skin infection. He wouldn’t have survived the streets for longer if he hadn’t been picked up.
The dying Pit bull was dropped off at a local shelter. He was so happy to be rescued that he suffered from ”happy tail,” in that he wagged his tail from so much happiness it bled a little.
The shelter contacted Alyssa Ellman of Second Chance Rescue NYC to help the poor pup. The puppy’s enthusiasm and friendliness took them by surprise. He was just so loving. They eventually named him XO, a fitting name for a dog who loves cuddles and kisses. After all, he had been deprived of such warmth and attention all his life.