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Alex the Weimaraner has quite the unbreakable spirit.

After surviving by eating only sticks and rocks, Alex was rescued in October by the Southern Animal Foundation. Alex had been living at an Iberia Perish animal shelter and was so thin that almost every bone in his body was visible. He weighed a mere 45 pounds, and officials from the shelter were sure he was going to die, so he was not given the proper treatment he needed to recover.

When a representative from Southern Animal Foundation came across Alex’s image, they knew that they had to step in to help this pup. An X-ray of Alex’s stomach revealed that he was completely filled with rocks, but they were confident they could help him. His recovery has been miraculous.

Dog Who Survived Eating Rocks Finally Finds Forever Home
 

Now, Alex has beaten the odds and has finally found a forever home. He was adopted by Diane Lundeen, who owns two other Weimaraners, and said she fell in love with Alex as soon as she met him.

After undergoing surgery and intensive de-worming, Alex currently weighs close to 80 pounds and loves playing with his brother and sister.

Dog Who Survived Eating Rocks Finally Finds Forever Home
 

“He is doing great. He loves his brother and sister,” Lundeen told SAF in her most recent update. “He is the peacekeeper in the family, so if play gets too rough between the baby and Anya, he speaks up. The three went through all of the new squeaky toys I bought them, filling my living room with stuffing snow.”

Check out the video below to see more of Alex’s amazing transformation.

 

Enjoy your new home, Alex!

All image source: Fido4Ever

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251 comments on “Dog Who Survived Eating Rocks Finally Finds Forever Home”

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JOHN PASQUA
2 Months Ago

GREAT TO SEE ALEX THE DOG HAVE A GREAT LIFE FROM EATING ROCKS TO GETTING A FAMILY.


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craig
2 Months Ago

...and yet our medical professionals allow people to suffer and die every day for lack of insurance, or the right kind of insurance, or the inability to afford a co-pay. Simply put animals are often treated better than people.
I think it\'s great to do right by the animals we encounter, but seriously...our humanity is gone. This seems more like a promotional advertisement for the ones who helped the dog recover.


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meyati
2 Months Ago

I\'m so glad that he made it. It\'s a miracle that he survived the anesthesia--He\'s so happy now- he\'ll never forget


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P
2 Months Ago

It is so wonderful to read this follow-up and know that Alex is doing so well. His face is absolutely joyous, and it seems clear that he is enjoying life...possibly for the first time. I remember reading his plight, and how remarkably sad it was. I was disturbed that they had given up on him, and not given him every opportunity to recover. Thankfully, the right person came along and realized he needed, and deserved, to be given every chance to recover and survive. Thank you for embracing him as a third addition to your family. I\'m certain he will bring you equal measure of joy that you brought to him. Happy life beautiful Alex with your loving forever family.


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Jaclanetta Caldwell
2 Months Ago

Thank God for the Southern Animal Foundation for stepping up. I personal donate to the SPCA faithfully. The money that I donate hopefully is moving in the right direction to help. Reading this article has inspired me to give and campaign for more donations.
Jaclanetta Caldwell


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Christine
2 Months Ago

Thank you---everyone involved in helping this poor dog. Hope the rest of his life is great. He deserves to be loved and well cared for---very sad beginning---great end.


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Carroll Hanks
2 Months Ago

That poor dog, glad he is doing well, those eyes were haunting. BTW it is Iberia Parish not Perish - they don\'t have counties there.


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Leslie
2 Months Ago

Why didn\'t the shelter help him? Bless you for stepping in.


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anne flaherty
2 Months Ago

iberia perish. is this place still open? how come animal control/police did not SHUT it down and ARREST \'people\' there?
any cop-judge sees this picture --should say SHUT DOWN + PROSECUTE. ARREST +++ hit them with HUGE $$$ fines.
reversed=== PERISH (DIE) In this place called Iberia. Never too late for surprise visits of this hell hole.


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Silver wing
2 Months Ago

That\'s an awful animal control facility, deciding to starve a dog!
Any consequences for the cruel, incompetent officials?


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