People called the poor dog a “werewolf” because they had no idea what kind of animal he was.

A strange creature that resembled a “werewolf” appeared on the side of the road near an orchard in Madera Ranchos, California. Everyone avoided looking at him since he had a mangy patch of fur, was underweight, and was balding.

For months, no one dared to touch the unhappy animal due to its hard, scaly skin and damaged, pointed tail. His only remaining black fur was on his neck and head.

People passing by would ignore him because they felt he was dangerous and obviously unwell.