Rescuers discovered the little puppy in the Groendal township in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The dog was still enthusiastically wagging his tail when Sidewalk Specials found him on the side of a roadway with a piece of stale bread at his side, according to the rescuers. Despite having been burned by humans previously, he was anxious to share the piece of bread with his rescuers.
Gunnar, the puppy’s new name, was anemic, according to the rescuers in their original Facebook post:
“Gunnar is anemic and has tick bite fever, and he has one of the worst worm and tick infestations we’ve ever seen.” He also has an eye infection that needs to be treated.”
Gunnar was rescued and spent a week in the vet’s office getting treated before being cleared to be adopted. His ability to keep going after being abandoned was credited to his “totally good mindset,” according to rescuers. Gunnar has found his forever home just two weeks after being released from the vet.
Gunnar’s adoptive mother, Freya, described the puppy as “small, like half of my arm,” and stated Gunnar had no trouble adjusting to his new family.
“It appears that he was grateful for his rescue. He’d most likely never seen grass. “He was always really curious and wanted to learn everything,” Freya added.
Gunnar’s obvious rock fixation continues unabated. Gunnar developed a rock interest right away, according to Freya.
“He starts by looking around for the right rock. It isn’t just any rock. “He’s our little rockstar,” Freya added.
Since adopting Gunnar, Freya’s family has increased considerably. They began fostering other animals at the onset of the epidemic in the hopes of providing a positive shift for Gunnar and providing him with some playmates.
Gunnar’s father describes him as “naturally friendly and inquisitive,” and claims he operates as the pack leader. Gunnar will be found showing the new family members about the house once they’ve grown acclimated to the foster animals. Gunnar’s father stated, “He’s still the same cheerful, adorable creature.”