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A Starving Dog Who Lived On Sticks And Rocks Is Being Nursed Back To Health

Alex is returning to full health after being saved. Warning: Some people may find these images distressing.

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“Please keep him in your thoughts," the centre said. "This poor boy has been to hell and back."

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Thankfully, the surgery was a success, and Alex is now slowly but surely returning to health.

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Deanna Theis, the assistant director of the Southern Animal Foundation, told Fox 8: "How he is still alive at this point is pretty much a miracle. He was extremely close to death."

Alex is now said to be 43 pounds and gaining weight all the time.

When he is strong and healthy enough, the rescue centre will attempt to find him a home.

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In the meantime, his recovery has seen him become something of a local celebrity.

Richard James is the News Director for BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.

Contact Richard James at richard.james@buzzfeed.com.

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