Sloan ended up being taken in by KC Pet Project, and arrived at their shelter the day after he was rescued from the side of the road. He was in horrendous condition, and everyone at the rescue was heartbroken by the sight of him.
“He was severely underweight, he had sores all over his body and he could barely stand or walk on his own for a long period of time,” Tori Fugate, chief communications officer at KC Pet Project, told The Dodo. “He had the lowest body score condition that our veterinarians could give.”
Sloan’s rescuers immediately started him on medications and fluids, and kept an extremely close eye on him for several days. They were worried the poor pup was too far gone, but after receiving the best care he could possibly be given, Sloan started to improve, and was eventually strong enough to move into a foster home, where he continued on his long road to recovery.