MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A severely abused pit bull found in Hialeah remains on the road to recovery.South Miami Children's Clinic Holds 'Second Dose' Event Focused On Communities In Need
“He was on death’s door when he was rescued,” said Amy Roman of 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida.
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“He was covered in thousands of maggots, cut wide open and covered with bites all over his entire body,” recalled Roman. “We did not stop at everything he needed to get better.”
And now Elijah is doing better and recovering at a foster home.
“He has shown us that anything is possible. We want to get the word out that he is one of many out there that are suffering.”MORE NEWS: Miami Dolphins Host 11th Annual Dolphins Challenge To Raise Funds For Cancer Research
Roman adds, “He is such a fighter, the only fight left for Elijah is a fight for love.”