Balding, skinny, and alone.

For several months, this “werewolf” stood by the side of the road. His tail was broken and pointed, and his skin was hard and scaly. His shredded black fur, which was what was left of it, stood straight up on his neck.

The dog could hardly walk and had probably gone weeks without a decent meal.

Except for the fact that he had been loitering near an orchard in Madera Ranchos, California, for a considerable time, no one knew anything about the weird creature.

Nobody dared to approach the animal since it appeared frightful and menacing.


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The poor puppy was labeled a “Werewolf” since people didn’t know what kind of animal he was. They were too terrified to approach closely to find out.

Then, at the end of March, a bystander who had seen him from her car quickly posted about him on Facebook.

The woman then stayed beside the dog until assistance came. And Megan Bowe, another animal hero, arrived on the scene quickly after.

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“I was about ready to cry when I saw how bad off he was,” Megan Bowe, founder of Bowe’s Adoptable Rescued Pup, tells The Dodo. “He was really on his last leg. He was depressed and could barely even stand up.”

Megan immediately understood that this so-called “werewolf” was a severely malnourished and abandoned German shepherd mix.

Her given name for him was “King.” She loaded him into her vehicle and took him to an urgent care veterinary facility.

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King happily accompanied Megan and was relieved to receive assistance finally.

The veterinarian found that King had some illnesses and wounds. However, he had scabies, a damaged pelvis, and a broken tail, his most critical ailments.

King was just a year old, although he appeared rather ancient.

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“My vet thinks he got hit by a car, and that would explain how his tail was so messed up, too,” Megan Bowe says. “That injury happened months ago because, by the time I got him, it had already started to heal incorrectly. And with such a damaged pelvis, he couldn’t get around very far on his own to look for food, so he was extremely skinny and dehydrated.”

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King had contagious illnesses, so Megan put up a quarantine facility in her garage so he could recover without contaminating the other animals she looked after.

To help King restore his weight and strength at the right speed, she started him on modest portions of food and progressively increased them.

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Before having surgery on his tail and pelvis, King needed all the strength he could gather.

It was obvious that the was appreciative despite his frailty and damage.

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”He’s a super loving dog,” Megan says.

King puts his head towards Megan as she sits down, appearing to want to hug her.

“He has been so calm and relaxed through everything,” Megan says.

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King’s condition started to get better about a month into his treatment. He grew stronger, and his mange disappeared.

He was finally healthy enough a few weeks ago to undergo surgery on his pelvis and tail.

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Additionally, the operations were successful!

On the advice of his veterinarian, King now takes regular walks to strengthen his leg.

King will return to the vet at the end of the month to have his sutures taken out and to check on his progress in recovery. After recovering from the initial procedures, he may require surgery on his second hip.

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Despite King’s long journey, the situation now appears much more promising than it did a few months ago.

King now vastly differs from the terrifying “werewolf” that humans formerly feared.

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In a few months, King will be fully recovered, according to Megan. He will thereafter be up for adoption.

Until then, King is content with every aspect of his new existence, including eating doggy ice cream, taking walks, and traveling in cars with the windows down!

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“He is happier than ever now,” Megan says.

She finds it incomprehensible that someone would leave a sick and hungry man alone by the side of the road.

“It’s hard to think that all those cars passed him and never stopped. No one wanted to bring him home or help him because he looked so bad… But all it took was one person,” Megan says.

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