A tan Chihuahua mix named Henry may possibly always have to wear the proof of his distressing past on his face, however he’s looking forward to a brand new life now that he’s found a new home.
Last year in December, Henry was found walking around the streets of New Mexico with noticeable chemical burns throughout his body, including his face, paws, legs, and private areas. Additionally to all of that, vets think Henry’s small frame was likewise used as target practice with a BB gun, given that the pellets were found embedded in his chest.
“He was found on the run. He escaped somehow. They were never able to find out who did this to him,” Floss Blackburn, the founder of Denkai Animal Sanctuary in Eaton, CO, explained. “You just get more and more frustrated with people and the lack of kindness and compassion.”
Despite enduring an undetermined amount of pain and cruelty at the hands of humans, the shelter’s Dog Program Coordinator Cady McClure says he’s learning to trust again.
“He is still soooo sweet. He wants to be loved on and will walk up to you then close his eyes and brace himself just hoping for a gentle touch,” McClure said in a news release. “I love him though, he forgave humans and just wants snuggles! He was burned so bad his eyes were swollen shut. He can see now just fine, and is healing up, still lots of healing to do but doing well.”