As if being stung by thousands of bees wasn’t already bad enough, he was abandoned at a shelter after the incident by his family.
The deaf Pit Bull, later named Stinger by rescuers, arrived at the shelter covered in life-threatening blisters all over his body.
Since they couldn’t treat a dog in this bad of condition, they planned on euthanizing him.
That’s when Carri Shipaila, who runs LuvnPupz rescue in Greater Grand Rapids, MI, stepped in to help. As soon as she heard about Stinger, she got in her car and drove over an hour to pick him up from the shelter.
Sadly, his family refused to claim him, so she immediately got to work to save Stinger’s life. They treated his stings, as well as a secondary skin infection and sarcoptic mange.
Unfortunately, he wound up developing Pemphigus, an autoimmune disease, which he will have for the rest of his life.
Because of the costs of his care, he will never be up for adoption, but he did find a loving forever home with a foster and will continue to receive care and treatment from LuvnPupz.
Stinger has come such a long way from when he first was dumped at the shelter. His painful blisters have now healed and he has a beautiful white coat.
He is such a fun, loving dog and is enjoying his new life in a loving home!