It’s been a brutal, hard summer for stray animals, tray Rescue of St. Louis shares. And Kanga is one of of the “lost souls” they just saved. His skin tells a terrible story of neglect and pain.
His body is so b/r/o/k/e/n down that it has even s/h/o/c/k/e/d the experienced rescuers.
“We’ve seen many cases of mange over the last 25 years, but this is one of the most severe,” Stray Rescue of St. Louis writes on Facebook.
They shared a number of photos of Kanga, saying, “It breaks our heart” to see how badly off he is.
The dog has painful sores, flaking skin and a hairless body that is so etched with folds of skin that it looks like he has zebra stripes.
And his eyes speak to his rescuers, telling them his heart is as broken as theirs. They write, “We can feel his broken heart through his eyes. He is completely defeated. We are so, so sorry this has happened to you…”
His tall, large ears have some supporters thinking Kanga is a German Shepherd, but that will only truly be revealed in time and after he heals.
Stray Rescue of St. Louis’ plan is to help him recover but they know he has a long road ahead of him. But they promise, “We will give him medicated baths, antibiotics for infection, nutritious food, and so. much. LOVE.”