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German shepherd dog rescued after 8 years of abuse died after gaining family

Rex, a dog mistreated by his former owners and then rescued by Strasbourg SPA, has left us. Sad news. But it is somewhat mitigated by the fact that Rex, at the end of his life, was able to experience the loving and warm family life he deserved after so many years of suffering.

Rex’s story caused quite a stir. After being rescued by Strasbourg SPA after a lifelong ordeal, he recently found peace in his foster family before succumbing to illness last Tuesday.

The nightmare lasted eight long years for this German Shepherd . Strasbourg SPA made an appeal on its Facebook page earlier this year to find him a new home.

Before, he knew only pain and loneliness. He was imprisoned in a barn surrounded by dirt and excrement. People only came to him to feed or water him. He received no human affection.

Rescued and placed in a shelter, he was first adopted in April 2021. Rex had an autoimmune disease that caused him to become extremely itchy and develop scabs all over his body. His health was deteriorating, and he was on the verge of death. Then he was barely saved. His owners were unable to keep him, so the German Shepherd was returned to the Alsatian shelter.

After Strasbourg SPA shared a Facebook post about Rex in January, the dog was given another chance. This time the choice was the right one. He was adopted by a family in Phillipsburg, Moselle. The animal got much better thanks to the care of the shelter team and veterinarians, and he was able to fully enjoy his new life.

«A great lesson in resilience for life.»

He was surrounded and loved to the end. Until Tuesday, June 21, when he had to leave due to this disease that had returned to him.

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