Baxter the dog’s owner used to repeatedly hit him for “chewing the shoes and making a mess on the carpet”. One day, the heartless owner went too far and hit Baxter so hard that he collapsed. Neighbors heard the helpless yelps of the 2-year-old dog and immediately informed the authorities.

 

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The authorities arrived and rushed the unconscious Baxter to the Nebraska Humane Society in a state of emergency. The 9-lb dog had a catastrophic swelling in his brain and it was difficult to keep him alive. But the vet staff worked tirelessly for days as they monitored Baxter’s dwindling health. It was a miracle when Baxter opened his eyes. But sadly, his brain had been irreversibly damaged.

The brain damage manifested physically and Baxter failed to walk straight despite constant therapy. As if that was not enough, he even developed trouble keeping his head up. He went through 2 years of intense rehabilitation as the workers trained him to live with his many disabilities.

 

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While Baxter initially blamed himself for not being a good boy to his previous owner, he soon realized that there were other humans who always loved him unconditionally. When he got adopted by one of the shelter staff, he resolved to leave his past behind and embrace his new family wholeheartedly!

 

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The family has updated that the 16-year-old Baxter has passed away after living a full life with them for 12 years. He was a loved, spoiled dog who enriched the lives of his humans with his unwavering love. This video beautifully honors Baxter’s indomitable spirit and his undying grace. R.I.P sweet Baxtor.

Click the video below to watch Baxter’s heartbreaking journey. Make sure to keep your volumes up.