Malnourished Dog Suffering From Several Health Issues Found At Gas Station Needs Your Help

Malnourished Dog Suffering From Several Health Issues Found At Gas Station Needs Your Help

Meet Edgardo.

Life has not been easy for the sweet six-year-old pup who was found malnourished and suffering from multiple health issues. He was discovered at a gas station in Mexico by Riviera Rescue.

No one knows how long he has lived on the streets, but he is in desperate need of medical care. The rescue brought him to the clinic where he was examined by a veterinarian.

 width= Photo: Riviera Rescue

Edgardo tested positive for Ehrlichia, heartworm, and ringworm. He also has an eye infection, needs dental work, and is missing fur due to mange.

He hasn't let his poor health hinder his gentle nature. He loves to be around people and gets along with other dogs.

The road to recovery will be long and expensive, but his prognosis is good. The rescue reached out to Greater Good Charities' Emergency Animal Medical fund to help cover his medical bills.


The fund was created to help dogs like Edgardo get the care they need and live a happier and healthier life. Thanks to your continued support, we are able to help animals in need of medical care and save lives.

Edgardo has been started on a healthy diet and is receiving medication to treat Ehrlichia and ringworm and will eventually undergo treatment for heartworm disease. He receives medicated baths to help his skin heal from mange and should make a full recovery in six months.

 width= Photo: Riviera Rescue

Pets receiving critical care facilitated by an Emergency Animal Medical grant may not be eligible for adoption until they have completed their course of treatment. If you would like to inquire about adoption of a specific animal, we strongly encourage you to visit the shelter’s specific website first as that is often the most up to date place to learn about available pets and review the adoption policies and process. Check out the shelter’s Facebook page to see all adoptable pets.

Help us raise $4,200 to help him heal and give him the second chance at a loving home. Your gift will not only give him the hope to keep fighting, but your donations will help cover his ongoing care.

Andrea Powell

Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast who resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.

Back to blog