"I shudder to think that what this poor puppy has endured in his short life up until now," Beckles told The Dodo. "His fur was matted and dirty and so we shaved him to reveal his tiny broken body. This little man did not struggle or bite. He gave kisses throughout the whole process."
"The relief was evident on his little face," Beckles said. "I am safe now."
Around the same time Erik was rescued, six puppies were also found on the beach - dumped like trash in a cardboard beer box. "Four were already running around when we found them, wagging their little curly tails as we whistled and running to our open arms," Beckles said. The puppies are around 6 to 7 weeks old, and are what Beckles calls "pure satos" - born on the street and likely a mix of terrier and other dogs, often Chihuahua.