Dog With Shoelace Embedded In His Neck Walked Streets For A Year Before Help Arrived

A dog, now named Gus, was seen wandering around Houston in awful condition. For an entire year, this poor abused dog had shoelaces tied tightly around his neck, which caused his face to swell up. The shoelace was embedded in his skin and had even damaged his trachea, writes ilovemydogsomuch

On top of that, he was filthy and starving. And X-rays later revealed that Gus had been shot at least 25 times with a pellet gun and still had some bullets lodged in his body.

This dog had been through the worst of the worst, and it was finally time for him to get some help. A woman named Laura Jean, who spotted Gus on the streets, quickly snapped some pictures of the neglected dog and posted them on Facebook, desperately seeking help.

Jean was nervous to get close to Gus because she feared he would walk into traffic. She was disappointed in all of the cars who could’ve stopped to help her, but didn’t.

Thankfully, Houston K-911 Rescue saw Jean’s plea for help and quickly arrived at the area to search for Gus. That’s when they spotted him among the abandoned buildings, hiding out. The closer they got to him, the more they noticed how bad his condition was.

They immediately brought him to a vet for medical care and then took him to a soft-tissue specialist where he underwent surgical removal of the scarred tissue. After surgery, his swollen head finally shrunk back to a normal size.

From there, he went to live with his new foster mom, Marina Harrison, who works at the vet hospital where Gus received his surgery. She is taking great care of Gus, who will continue to get laser treatments as he recovers.

Laura Jean even paid Gus a visit and posted a video, which shows just how adorable and loving Gus is. Once he is fully recovered, he will be up for adoption.

Click here to follow Gus’ journey on Facebook.


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