After offering Frodo food and winning his trust, Sigurnjak rushed him to get the expert care he needed.
A veterinary vision specialist determined that the dog's right eye was so badly infected that it needed to be removed. Thankfully, his other eye could be saved, so Frodo would not be totally blind. Still, the dog's health was very poor overall.
"He was full of fleas and ticks, and starved to the bone," Sigurnjak said. "We were not sure whether or not he'd survive."