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A woman decided to pick up a dog after seeing a Facebook photo of it sleeping on a dirty armchair. LaChrystal Ricke is the founder and director of a rescue group in Houston Texas called Reggie’s Friends. She wanted to pick up the dog she saw in the photo because she felt that it wasn’t safe for the dog to be there.

The first time she arrived at the gas station, she couldn’t find the dog she was looking for so she asked for help on social media. However, it took the next morning for volunteers to arrive. Eventually, with the help of another dog that was later named Tessa, she found the dog she’s looking for. They named him Aniken.

After bringing Aniken home, Ricke noticed massive infected wounds. Aniken was also covered by ticks and is severely malnourished. The oozing wounds are also a sign that they had been sewed back with little care. The past life of Aniken is very clear to Ricke now. Aniken was a bait dog. Aniken had to stay in the hospital for several days, and one of the nurses decided to get him a gift.

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At first, the dog had no idea what it was. Eventually, Aniken got used to it and loved having the toy. Ricke had a feeling that was Aniken’s first toy ever. There was no denying the comfort that the toy brought, and Ricke was grateful towards the nurse.

He was later transferred to a primary vet and a foster home shortly after for a better chance at full recovery. Rick noted that this dog is very reserved. The level of abuse that this dog suffered is severe and it will take a while for Aniken to adjust fully, but with the care and love of the people surrounding him, it will be possible.

Courtesy of YouTube via Funky Smile

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