Stray Rescue of St. Louis saw a very pregnant stray female dog and could tell she would give birth at any moment. Or that’s what they thought, until they realized the “she” was a “he”.
They followed the dog back to a garage, where he rolled over and wagged his tail when they approached.
His belly had filled with fluid because of heart failure due to heartworms.
If RJ didn’t get help right away he would die.
They rushed him to the vet where they drained 7 litres of abdominal fluids! Thankfully, RJ is getting the treatment he needs to survive and is expected to make a full recovery.