I strongly believe that dogs can be friends with almost any other animal, but sometimes that friendship just doesn’t work out. There have been tons of unusual animal friendships we’ve seen, like dogs being friends with cats or even wild animals like deer. However, I’ve never seen a dog become friends with a bee before. Unfortunately, this poor dog had an encounter with some very unfriendly bees who didn’t want his friendship. They didn’t want anything good for him and what they did to this poor pitbull puppy was absolutely terrible. Brace yourself and get some tissues ready because this story will shake you to the core. Stinger, a pitbull puppy, was stung by 1000 bees and it’s a heartbreaking sight to see.
When Stinger arrived at the shelter, the volunteers were left speechless. They had never seen a case like this before and had never heard of anyone surviving so many bee stings. Stinger was definitely a unique Pitbull, but even being so special didn’t stop his former family from surrendering him to the shelter, rejecting him for being stung by bees a thousand times. His deafness also didn’t help his case.
Sadly, they gave up on him and decided they wanted nothing to do with him. Stinger was moments away from being euthanized because no one really believed he could make it. However, Carri Shipaila from LuvnPupz Shelter in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was brave enough to think that Stinger could survive. She drove an hour to rescue Stinger and bring him back to her shelter where he would be treated and rehabilitated.
Treating Stinger was not an easy task. It was a long journey filled with ups and downs, but thankfully, they made some progress one step at a time. Surviving 1000 bee stings was already a miracle, but imagine the condition Stinger was in when Carri found him. In addition to the bee stings, he was suffering from a secondary skin infection and sarcoptic mange. Despite all these hurdles, Carri remained optimistic and worked tirelessly to give Stinger the care he needed to heal.
According to a report from express.co.uk, Stinger suffered from an autoimmune disease called pemphigus due to numerous bee stings he encountered. Thanks to Carri’s care, Stinger was able to fully recover from one of the worst bee sting cases in history. Today, he is a joyful and content dog.
Regrettably, dog lovers across the United States won’t get the chance to adopt Stinger, a now unrecognizable pup. Due to the considerable costs of his care, Stinger will continue living with his foster family at LuvnPupz. However, he’ll undoubtedly receive plenty of love and attention there. Stinger is a brand new doggo, living life to the fullest and not letting his traumatic past bring him down. He even jokes about it, like when he dressed up as a bee for Halloween.
Social media platform Facebook shared an inspiring message about facing life’s challenges with a positive attitude. The post encourages everyone to smile brightly and hold onto hope that everything will eventually work out for the best. On a different note, a medical article published by Ülker Gül, Müzeyyen Gönül*, Seray Külcü Çakmak, and Arzu Kiliç in 2006 explores the possibility of bee stings inducing vulgar pemphigus.