When Obregon first saw Ray, she realized that something was wrong with his back legs. After a visit to the vet for an examination, she got some more clues about the 3-month-old puppy's past.
"In all honesty [it's] too sad to post," Obregon wrote. "Let's just say he was not hit by [a] car. His little body suffered in the hands of evil: old and new bite wounds and infection, etc." Some of the dogs dumped at Echo Lake Park have shown signs of being abused, even signs of being used for dogfighting. It's possible that in just his first few months on Earth, little Ray saw the worst of what fate could have dealt him.