DALLAS -- For Alamo, the fight was fierce, nearly as bad as the Army of Santa Anna himself.
“Not only did Alamo have heart worms, he also suffered from pneumonia and other types of worms like hook worm, ring worm, you name it,” said Dallas Pets Alive! Marketing Director Haley Edman. "Poor Alamo was just wormed out.”
The pictures are tough to take in. Alamo, who was brought in by his owner, painted a pitiful portrait in those early days.
And if worms and bare bones weren’t enough...
“Alamo also suffered from alopecia, and when we found him he had scabs all over his body,” Edman said.
Then, a Christmas miracle for the pit mix.
“Alamo’s foster picked him up two days before Christmas, so he actually got to spend Christmas day in a home and not a shelter,” Edman said. “Unfortunately, Alamo aspirated on Christmas Eve."
Doctors saved the big eared boy that night, and like a true Texan, you just can’t keep a good dog down.
“He is 15 pounds heavier than when we got him,” Edman said. "He’s a 60 pound pup that loves to run, jump, play… loves to cuddle.”
Now that he has a clean bill of health, he’s learning to be a real Texas gentleman.
“He is both crate and potty trained,” Edman said. "He knows how to sit and stay, and he loves kids.”
With a story like that, it’s impossible not to remember this Alamo. He’s battle tested and looking for love.