Rocky the Boxer Battles Serious Burn Wounds

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"He just completed week one of his recovery and he's doing well," she said. "They've been able to take him off the IV and he's now able to take his meds orally for pain management. He really wasn't mobile before and now he's standing up and he's barking. He doesn't like a dirty kennel."

The veterinarians have said it will probably be two more weeks until they can determine if Rocky will need skin grafts to help him recover.

"He has one of the most beautiful personalities I've ever seen in an animal," Malik said. "He hasn't snapped or been aggressive at all and we know he was hurting."

Malik said that any extra money in the Rocky fund will be used to start a non-profit to help other area animals in need. Houston has an estimated 1.2 million homeless animals on the street. The rescuers are working to make sure that Rocky has a loving family waiting to take him in when he is fully healed.

"Our intent is to hopefully find him a good, loving home that will appreciate him for who he is and really make him a member of the family," Malik said.

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