A year ago, a dog called Buddy made headlines after being the victim of a horrible burn attack, perpetrated by a child, that left his face seriously scarred.
However this dog has actually never lost his spirit, and over the past few months has undergone an amazing recovery and now, one year later, his brand-new owner confirmed the good news that Buddy is ” completely healed” and doing great.
Friend first made headings last April, after he returned home with serious burns on his face after being set on fire. His skin was charred, and the burning was so bad it caused his eyes to be swollen closed, making him unable to see. He also had an extension cable around his neck, obviously used to hold him down.
The criminal of the terrible attack was later identified as a child, who confessed to setting the canine on fire however could not be charged under Mississippi law, which states that nobody younger than 12 can be prosecuted.
Friend’s injuries were so bad he needed to be given up to the Tunica Humane Culture to get proper treatment. His veterinarians were shocked by the case, and cautioned at the time that the canine had a long roadway in advance, stating that his “prognosis isn’t great right now.”
” It’s unfathomable that somebody could be that evil,” Sandy Williams, supervisor of the Tunica Humane Society told FOX 13. ” Friend was an incredibly friendly, non-threatening dog. He followed the children in the location everywhere.”
” Buddy’s vital indications are great however, similar to any burn patient, this is very much the bottom of a tall mountain to be climbed,” said Dr. Elizabeth Swanson, associate professor and veterinary surgeon, informed WTVA.
Friend was later transported to the Mississippi State University College of Vet Medication to receive further treatment, and vets were excited by his favorable attitude despite everything.
” He remained in good spirits, wagging his tail and extremely co-operative,” the Humane Society wrote in an update.
Over time, Friend remained to heal. With plasters wrapped around his head, Friend was unable to see, however vets were relieved to find that the burns had actually not damaged his eyelids.
” He continues to move forward daily,” the Humane Society wrote on Facebook. “Never once disappointing his doctors. Everyone worried has been so happy with the outcomes of his skin grafts. Burn wounds are a very slow process however Friend is excelling in his recovery.”
” Throughout his plaster modification today, he showed amazing enhancement in the look of his face. While Buddy remains to heal, he is learning some basic commands.”
After a few months of progress, Buddy had actually undergone skin grafts that made him need fewer bandages, allowing him to gradually return to his old self.
” Now that his ears hang from the plasters, he is much better and much more playful. I am sure he is really feeling so much happiness as he slowly obtains his life back to normal,” Tunica Humane Culture reported last summer.
And Friend hit a significant milestone last August after veterinarians finally removed the bandages from his face, allowing him to see for the first time in months.
” His eyes were actually open and he was extremely aware,” the Humane Society composed. “In answer to your thousands and thousands of prayers, YES, Buddy can still see.”
” Friend’s last actual memory of vision remained in the final horrific moments right before his face was set on fire by a child. In the blink of an eye, this canine’s whole life changed.”
Finally having the ability to see was a big step towards returning to normalcy for this bad pup, and his carers say that his personality has begun to shine again.
” Friend’s whole personality has actually changed since seeing the light of day,” Sandy Williams, supervisor of the Tunica Humane Culture, told WREG.
” He enjoys and playful and walking the halls of the hospital with a great big ball in his mouth. He likes balls. He carries them around so everybody can see.”
And recently, one year after Buddy was terribly burned, the Humane Culture announced one more inspiring upgrade: Buddy is now ” completely healed.”
Buddy has been living in a foster home with Dr. Swanson, and the vet confirmed that Friend is living his best life.
” His face is now completely healed,” the Tunica Humane Culture wrote. “He no longer has to use an e-collar and he is caring that! His days are currently invested like any type of normal dog. Playing fetch, taking long walks, being spoiled for the awesome canine he is!”
” Friend’s amazing recovery from his near deadly injuries is really a Miracle and all of his caregivers have much to be proud of.”
Mississippi State University College of Vet Medicine, who treated Buddy, likewise noted the occasion with a reunion with their person and commemorated Friend’s healing.
“Many surgeries, hugs from everyone in the hospital, and games of bring later, he’s thriving in his foster home!” the college wrote in a Facebook post, sharing a photo of all the vet staff with the happy and healed Friend.
It’s terrible to think about what Buddy went through, however we’re so glad to see how far he’s come the past year. Thanks to all the vets who have actually assisted him via his miraculous recovery.