Schelkopf was heartbroken. She just couldn’t believe there were so cruel people out there who would let an innocent animal suffer that much.
“He sniffed around the whole house and kept looking back at me like, ‘What’s the catch?’ For weeks after I got him, he would just lay in a spot. I couldn’t get him to play with toys or act like a ‘normal dog,’” Schelkopf said.
Schelkopf was aware of the effort Odin put into turning a normal dog again, and she wouldn’t let him go through another ordeal of having to be separated from her and start all over again with some new family, so she decided to adopt him.
“The second night I had brought him home, he was brave enough to come to bed with me,” Schelkopf said.
“He climbed onto the bed and just threw his bony body on me, looked up at me with such heartfelt eyes and sighed in such a loving embrace. I knew Odin had finally found where he needed to be.”
But Odin’s journey was far from over.
“He is currently undergoing heartworm treatment which has been a huge battle,” Schelkopf said. “We have our good days and our bad days. Once all our heartworm treatment is done, we are going to have some corrective surgery on his teeth. Unfortunately, a lot of them are in bad shape, and we are going to do everything we can to get them as best as we can!”
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