Emaciated "warrior" dog rescued on Thanksgiving stuns with miracle recoverygeneral

Emaciated "warrior" dog rescued on Thanksgiving stuns with miracle recovery

A severely emaciated dog was rescued on Thanksgiving day after being spotted by a member of the public in St. Louis, Missouri. Described as "skin and bones," the dog was picked up by the team from Stray Rescue of St. Louis, who work 365 days a year. Stray Rescue of St. Louis was founded in 1998 and has over 60 staff members, thousands of volunteers, and more than 400 foster families who open their homes to dogs in need. In what the team described as a "miracle," the dog was picked up and taken to safety at the rescue center, where he was named Wishbone. Sadly, when he arrived at the shelter, his health declined quickly. Weak, unable to lift his head, and refusing to eat, the team rushed him to the vet, who discovered a large blockage in his abdomen. Upon further inspection, surgeons found that the dog had a towel stuck in his intestines. "We honestly didn't think he would make it through surgery," Stray Rescue of St. Louis' Natalie Thomson told Newsweek.