Rudy was neglected by his owner for years, he would consistently get beaten for fun because the owner was bored. He suffered a broken hip and due to his hygiene he had a severe eye and eat infection. Poor Rudy also had worms, pneumonia, and a skin infection because he had been neglected and treated like dirt.
Two days before Christmas Rudy was rescued and for the first time in his life, he had a warm bed. The rescuers gathered enough donations to give Rudy a hip replacement which uplifted his behavior. The rescuers said Rudy became more energetic after his surgery and was chasing squirrels shortly after.