The injured puppy raised its paw and tried to ask the woman not to let him go. A man was walking on his way to work when he saw a puppy all alone. The little dog, later named Abe, was completely lost. He had no idea why he was there or what had happened to him. The man took out his cell phone and called for help.
A rescue team from the neighborhood arrived. Abe struggled to sit up. He couldn’t stand up. The poor puppy was covered with fleas and his body was covered with mosquitoes. He had obviously had many accidents. One of the rescuers called the veterinary sanatorium and informed Abe’s team. He immediately ordered a thorough examination.
Rescuers carefully lifted Abe and put him in their vehicle. They wanted to make sure they didn’t hurt him further. Because he was in pain and struggling with his back legs, they thought the little man had suffered a spinal cord injury.
Even though Abe was injured and in pain, he was so happy and brave! He even held out his paw as if asking for help. Now Abe will get all the help he needs!
When he arrived at the veterinary clinic, it was time for the scientific examination. The rescue team made several phone calls to find out if anyone had kidnapped Abe. If he had a family, they would have taken him. Unfortunately, the rescue team discovered that Abe had been left on the sidewalk when he was injured. His owners did not want to pay for his care. It is infuriating to realize how often this happens.
Abe’s X-rays showed that his back was injured in two places. Because of this injury, he would never be able to walk again. Abe’s rescuers knew it would be difficult to find him a home, but they would not give up on this adorable dog. It was time to make a few more phone calls and find Abe a home after he received medical treatment.
A nearby shelter offered to take Abe in. They had experience with puppies in Abe’s situation. Abe’s vet discharged him the next day and Abe was taken to the shelter. Despite his injury and all he had been through. Abe was very happy to be with the other puppies and his new human friends. He was very docile and still had the behavior of a playful house dog. This was already a very good sign!
A young girl heard Abe’s story on social media. She understood that Abe didn’t want to go for a walk, but it didn’t worry her at all! Abe should still live a full and happy life. He should be ready to get around in a wheelchair while learning to be a lively puppy. With physical care and lots of love, Abe would experience everything a dog should.
She agreed to take Abe in and a week later he went home with her. We are so glad this story has a happy ending, despite Abe’s heartless owners. Abe deserves all the love and help you can imagine. There is no such thing as a wounded dog!
You can see Abe’s full story in the video below.