“He was a stray, so unfortunately the people who did this got away with it,” Andrea Malley Sowieja, communications director for It’s The Pits, told The Dodo. “Triumph is a sweet and affectionate boy who has such a silly personality that you just can’t help but fall in love with him. He loves to cuddle and give kisses — and especially loves belly rubs.”
In the weeks after his rescue, vets treated his infected wounds, began a diet that would help him put on weight, and continued monitoring his mouth injury, which had been swollen and red when he arrived. Luckily, his upper lip fully healed without surgery.