There are not many people who can resist puppy pics, and, for those who are also fans of the epic Star Wars Franchise, we have an even bigger treat in store.
Remember the Baby Yoda meme that took the internet by storm last year? Well… meet Mork. He’s the doggy that looks exactly like that adorable character. In fact, Mork is so popular that he already has 118K followers on Instagram.
But there is so much more to the Mork’s story. This darling doggo was rescued from the meat trade in China by an organization called Harbin SHS. When they found him, he was so weak that he nearly died. Thankfully though, with some loving care, this lucky pooch pulled through.
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Keeping warm and cozy
That face, though…
Harbin SHS does fantastic work saving thousands of lives every year. They focus on getting the animals healthy before working with various partner agencies to have them rehomed. Road Dogs is one such company that, to date, has found loving homes for over 50 precious pups.
Mork’s new owner knew as soon as she saw him that he was the guy for her. His recovery hasn’t been a smooth ride though. He suffers from IBS and was extremely underweight when he arrived from China. He also has an assortment of congenital issues linked to bad breeding, such as problems with his heart and breathing.
Still,Carvey is optimistic. She is working with various specialists and trying out different diets and supplements to help speed up Mork’s recovery.
Adorable baby boy
Hanging out with friends
According to Carvey, the public’s response to Mork has been simply incredible. This pup certainly seems to touch people’s hearts. His story inspires people, makes them smile.
Some people have urged her to run tests on Mork’s breed. However, she is reluctant to do this because of the concern that people may try to imitate his cute looks with no regard for the health implications this may bring.
The important thing, though, is that his pictures can be used to raise awareness of the continuing meat trade in China and the importance of adoption. The most amazing dogs can be found in shelters and rescue centers.
So what’s next for Mork? Well, the first thing to concentrate on is getting him fully healthy after his traumatic start to life. After that, Carvey will be looking to train him as a therapy dog – visiting nursing homes and hospitals and bringing joy to the patients there.