Nereus started treatment for all of his issues, but unfortunately, he will likely need to have one of his legs amputated, as there is just too much damage. While Nereus’ medical issues could be immediately addressed, rescuers knew his emotional issues would likely take a lot longer to heal — but the resilient dog soon began to surprise them.
“He loves attention now,” Fields said. “After only a couple of days he started showing some affection towards us, and it took him a week to seek attention on his own. Now when we see him his tail starts wagging and he runs to us.”