As a way to encourage a starving stray pit bull to eat, this amazing veterinarian gets inside the dog’s cage, and eats breakfast with her.
Dr. Andy Mathis, a veterinarian from Georgia, was about to leave the hospital for the night when a woman arrived at Granite Hills Animal Care with a gray pit bull in horrible condition.
The poor pup was starving, hypothermic and anemic, and was suffering from a severe vaginal prolapse when she was picked up on a dirt road near Athens, Georgia.
Dr. Mathis wasn’t sure if she would make it, so he turned to his fellow animal lovers on Facebook for help and support.
He wrote on Facebook: “So I had 2 choices. I can put her to sleep. Or try to save her. So I asked the universe … also known as Facebook … and the universe said ‘Try.’ The universe even named her as they said, ‘we hate the thought that any pet gets sent to rainbow bridge or passes away without a name,’ so they christened her Graycie Clair. Spelled with a Y for her gray coloring.”
But there was still one problem. She wouldn’t eat because of her fear of humans.
That’s when the vet decided to eat next to Gracie in the attempt to encourage her to eat her food, and it appears to be working. She’s now got a healthy appetite.
In the touching video below, Dr. Mathis sits down with Graycie inside her kennel. Her reaction? I’m blown away — and you will be, too.
Graycie still has a long way to go on her road to recovery, but Dr. Mathis looks forward to the day is ready to be adopted into a forever home. In the meantime, she’s in wonderful hands.