18 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Chihuahua Rescued From Near Death

Mervin the Chihuahua was left for dead and alone, but now has a new, and exciting life. Photo courtesy facebook.com/Mervinthechihuahua Follow Me on Pinterest

Mervin the Chihuahua was left for dead and alone, but now has a new, and exciting life. Photo courtesy facebook.com/Mervinthechihuahua

“Thank you for loving me and saving my life. Woof!”

This little dog will steal your heart in a big way. Find out how this Chihuahua rescued from near death came to be an Internet star with fans from all over the world. It is truly remarkable to read about his transformation!

Chihuahua Rescued From Near Death

Not too many dogs can say they have thousands of friends, but Mervin the Chihuahua is an exceptional pooch. With 8,700 Facebook friends and more than 30,000 Instagram followers, this tiny New York City resident is experiencing a surge in popularity. These days, Mervin is fast approaching Internet celebrity status — everybody wants a piece of him — but just a couple years ago that wasn’t the case. Back in October 2013, Mervin was just another lonely stray at the ASPCA in NYC.

 

“He was there for almost three months,” explains one of Mervin’s dads, Joey Teixeira.

 

Teixeira had just started working at the ASPCA adoption center as the manager of client relations when he met the little dog who wasn’t very popular with potential adopters, thanks to a long list physical ailments.

 

“He wasn’t the easiest dog to deal with — because his legs were hurting him, his teeth were hurting him, he couldn’t eat right — so I think that contributed to him being in the shelter for so long.”

 

Before coming to the ASPCA, Mervin was found on the streets of East Harlem. He was emaciated and his back knees were badly damaged. It was clear his time on the streets had been rough, but staff at the ASPCA knew Mervin must’ve had a family at some point. Read more about Mervin the Dog in Mervin the Chihuahua Goes From Lonely to Loved here.

It’s so inspiring to learn that this fur baby was not forgotten and that this Chihuahua rescued from near death has a new leash on life. Every animal has hope no matter the situation when enough people care.

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