Shelter Dog Covered In Tiny Scars Gets His First Real Hug

Duncan’s face and body are covered in injuries and scars. His eyes ask only for affection, writes thedodo

Sarah Rosenberg, Director of Community Engagement for the LifeLine Animal Project in Atlanta, came at the right time and handed it over to Duncan. “ One look at his masticated-up face and I knew he'd been through a living hell, but his eyes were soft and warm and invited me to hold him,” Rosenberg tells The Dodo. “ I opened his kennel, and he melted into my arms.”



Duncan had been a plant in bad shape on a veranda in Atlanta, just after Hurricane Irma blew through. On September 14, a beast control officer took him to the temple. Duncan has a lot of old scars, as well as some fresh new injuries — And, of course, it is impossible to explain how he got any of them, although the apparent bite might make him unable to protect himself.


Duncan had just arrived when Rosenberg came into work on that Thursday — it was a day that was substantially to be spent drawing and painting, getting the sanctum ready for creatures who ’d been vacated. Knowing Rosenberg’s soft spot for skinny-headed tykes, a coworker brought her over to meet Duncan right down. Rosenberg plant herself deeply moved. Duncan sounded to feel it, too. As soon as his kennel was open, Duncan participate his battered head onto Rosenberg’s shoulder “ so he could be cradled like a baby,” she says. “ I held him for a long time, but he held me harder,” Rosenberg says. “ I could tell he anticipated nothing but accepted everything with grace and similar unthinkable agreeableness.”

That kind of comfort seems to have no end. Duncan loves to be outdoors in the sun. He adores the children he’s met. “ When tykes come into the sanctum that have been through abuse or neglect, they occasionally do not survive due to injuries, starvation or heartworms,” Karen Hirsch, a spokesman for LifeLine Animal Project, says. “ Anytime we can show an abused canine what it feels like to be safe and loved is extensively gratifying and makes it all worthwhile.”



  Duncan is now over for relinquishment, and his saviors know he'll make one lucky family veritably happy.

“ This sweet soul has so important saved-up love to partake,” Rosenberg says. “ The humans who give him a ever home are in for the love of a continuance.” Update10/2/2017 Duncan was championed by a bad couple on September 26th. Unfortunately, lower than a week latterly he failed of infections stemming from the injuries he ’d been plants with. Duncan failed having known great love, from the staff at LifeLine Animal Project and from his family, whose time with him was far too short.



 Duncan’s family has a GoFundMe to cover large medical charges in his last days.