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Injured Puppy Gets The Cutest Full-Body Casts To Help Him Heal

He's only 4 pounds ❤️

Evan was rescued from a big shelter in Texas when he was around 7 weeks old. He was pulled by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, which learned he had a huge burn on his back that was badly infected. The rescue desperately wanted to help the tiny puppy survive. He was immediately rushed to an emergency vet, who treated his wound — and since he was so tiny, dressed him in a full body cast. 

In order to dress up his body cast a little and brighten Evan’s bleak situation, the vet decorated his red cast to look like a giant strawberry … 

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Michele Alexander

… and later, decorated his green cast with a hazard symbol. 

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Michele Alexander

The cute designs helped dress up the body casts and lift the spirits of everyone working with the tiny puppy, who had been treated so incredibly poorly. Evan was also diagnosed with coccidiosis and kennel cough, and began treatment for those as well. 

Once he was feeling a little better, Evan was transferred to a foster home … 

puppy wears body cast
Michele Alexander

… and couldn’t have been more excited on the car ride home, finally headed somewhere where he would be treated right.

puppy wears body cast
Michele Alexander

“He is a very happy boy who is still clearly a puppy, enjoys chewing both toys and people,” Michele Alexander, Evan’s foster mom, told The Dodo. 

Evan may only weigh 4 pounds, but he already has a big personality, and loves to play with things he’s not supposed to … 

puppy wears body cast
Michele Alexander

… nap in adorable places … 

puppy wears body cast
Michele Alexander

… and generally be the cutest puppy around.

puppy wears body cast
Michele Alexander

Recently, Evan went back to the vet to get his bandage changed, and the vet determined that he no longer needed his full body cast. His foster mom is making sure his wound is constantly moisturized and covered to continue the healing process, but it seems that very soon, Evan will be completely recovered. 

puppy wears body cast
Michele Alexander

Once he’s old enough, he will be up for adoption, finally ready to head to his forever home — and his foster mom knows he won’t have any problems finding the best new family. 

“He already has several applications and interest as he is just a handful of handsome,” Alexander said.