poor thing it terrible the things people do to animals but hes safe now,i wouldnt give any attention if it happens again,id just clean it up no hugs and kisses because at that point hes scared and you will be feeding that emotion ,he wont see it as positive ,just that its attention and it may lead to him being more insecure,as soon as he realises that its not a problem if this happens he will realise hes loved and safe,good on you for taking this fella in,karen
How awful to think that at some point he was beaten to the point where his ribs were broken!!
It will take some time but he will gradually learn that all the horrible things are in the past, and that he is now surrounded by love!!