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Miracle Dog Survives 4 Days On Frigid River After Coyote Chase

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A 1-year-old dog named Alfonso von Rescuers has withstood all odds. This “wonder dog” reportedly spent four days on the cold Detroit River after being chased by coyotes. Officials found him in critical condition and took him to a veterinarian for immediate treatment.

Alfonso suffered several serious injuries but refuses to give up. He has received an immense amount of support and donations that only encourage him to fight harder. Every day this brave little pup is showing the world that he won’t go down so easily by making great improvements. There is nothing that Alfonso cannot do!

Image: Patricia Muccianti Odette Facebook

A wonder dog

Jude Mead of J&J Marine found Alfonso on the Detroit River in Windsor, Ontario. The pup was essentially frozen, but Mead knew he had a chance. So people from the Canadian and American sides of the river came to help.

The poor puppy suffered from frostbite on his paws and scrotum. He also faced dehydration and pancreatitis. He was taken to the Woodhaven Animal Hospital in Michigan for emergency care.

Wonder dog warming upImage: Patricia Muccianti Odette Facebook

“He’s a very sick dog right now, so we’re definitely not out of the woods,” said Dr. Lucretia Greear. “We’re going to use the hyperbaric chamber, we’ve got him on IV fluids, antibiotics, and we’re basically doing everything we can to get him 100%.”

When he was rescued, Alfonso’s hair was covered in thick matting, which can be extremely painful. However, vets suspect that this unmanaged coat helped keep him from freezing to death. Since then they have shaved his hair so that it can get well again.

Miracle Dog CheckupImage: Patricia Muccianti Odette Facebook

Fight for his life

Alfonso is improving every day. He went alone again and vets are surprised at how happy and confident he is with people. They tried to find his family but he has no tags or microchips so they are not sure what his past was like. They just know that he is very loving and doesn’t like to be left alone.

“He is a very sweet, very loving dog with a wonderful temperament.” Said Greear. “Above all, he looks for companionship. He seems so confident about being around people which is really cute. “

Miracle Dog WalkingImage: @ WoodhavenAnimalHosp / Facebook

The miracle puppy has now come out of the hyperbaric chamber and his pancreas values ​​are improving. Backers have already raised over $ 10,000 to cover their medical expenses. If his people don’t contact him, he’ll be put up for adoption through the River Rough Animal Shelter. Then he finally gets a warm, caring home, where he is showered with endless love.

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H / T: detroitnews.com
Featured image: Patricia Muccianti Odette Facebook

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