This is what Rudy looked like when he was foundRudy was found in a snowstorm in early December on a sorta-freeway. He had a chain around his neck, and it looked like his little nose had been frozen off. He was skinny and seemed like he had been wandering alone for a long, long time. With the help of some good samaritans, his rescuer Angie managed to lure him into her car. From there he was taken to the Cleveland APL for a quick check-up and then transferred to Secondhand Mutts. The volunteers at Secondhand Mutts took him to the vet, where he was diagnosed with an ear infection, lupus, and heartworm. The shelter made an appeal on facebook, and in the local news, and then an amazing thing happened:
Donations came pouring in from all over the city. People stopped by with food, blankets, and toys. And most of all, they came to spend time with Rudy, to help him heal and surround him with love.