Once authorities arrived, Rex was then rushed BluePearl Veterinary Clinic in the town of Renton. He was stabilized, but would require surgery to be saved — an expensive procedure Rex's family couldn't afford on their own.
And that's when hundreds of strangers stepped in to help.
Cadena started a GoFundMe page with a goal of $10,000 to cover Rex's medical costs. In a few short days, more than $60,000 in donations has been collected.
On Friday, Rex underwent the surgery he needed to save his life.