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Dog With A Broken Spine Desperately Needed Help And Then He Met Someone Special

Dog With A Broken Spine Desperately Needed Help And Then He Met Someone Special

The heartless acts of some people continue to shock us every day. Unfortunately, those who need them the most are often the main targets of their cruelty. 

Every now and then, we come across stories about abandoned, neglected, or abused animals that truly break hearts. It was the same this time when a kind-hearted human came across a dumped dog that was lying helplessly on the street. 

This person, however, showed that there is still hope for humanity by bringing this poor being water and food to survive. Yet, he couldn’t do more than that, so he called a rescuer for help and she was at that place in no time. 

Desperate State

dog with broken spine
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As soon as the rescuer saw the picture of the dog, she knew she had to act quickly. When she came to that place, she found him under the box in which this kind-hearted woman put the dog to protect him from the sun. His back legs were paralyzed, and he couldn’t walk properly. 

Although she was touched by this very sight, the rescuer didn’t have much time to despair because the dog was in a really bad state. She quickly transferred him to her car, and they were on their way to the veterinary clinic. 

When they got there, the vet determined that he weighed only 3.5 lbs., which was way beyond normal. However, that was not the worst in the whole story because the poor dog had a much more severe problem – his spine was broken, and he needed immediate surgery

rescued injured dog
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Although it was a tough medical procedure, the surgery went well. The little canine hero, whom they named General, had a rough time recovering the first few days, but he showed great courage and resilience. 

As part of his recovery, General had to go through many medical treatments, as well as yet another smaller surgery. However, he proved to be a dog with a big heart and overcame all the difficulties with a smile

dog wearing a cone
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After 18 days, he was finally discharged from the hospital and on his way to the foster home where his savior would take care of him until he found a forever one. 

New Beginning

dog wearing a colorful shirt and neck pillow
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Thanks to the mobile volunteer, General was safely transported to the foster home. He enjoyed a few happy days with his loving savior but did not stay long with her. One family fell in love with him and decided to adopt him.  

Despite his disability and the fact that he wasn’t able to walk properly, General was welcomed with open arms in his new home. Not only that, but his new favorite humans adored him and his canine brothers and sisters also liked him. 

two dogs looking at each other
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General did have problems moving around, but that did not stop him from spreading his positive energy, as well as playing with his canine friends and his favorite toys. His new family was amazed by General’s bright spirit, and that motivated them to do everything to help him walk. 

Although they knew it would be very difficult, they hoped to afford him some kind of therapy that would help him walk on his own like any other dog. 

After the rehab consultation, the vet recommended they try stem therapy. They took his advice and arranged an appointment at a nearby clinic with a doctor who was an expert in such medical procedures. 

injured dog lying in dog bed
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Even though the doctor believed the likelihood of General walking again was very low, they didn’t want to give up. Unfortunately, after the surgery, the doctor’s predictions came true.

However, General’s will to live and the positive energy he radiated despite all the adversities gave them hope and strength to move on. 

Enjoying Every Moment

dog walking in wheelchair
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It was now clear that General’s hind legs would remain paralyzed. Although it was hard to come to terms with it, it did not discourage this brave dog from continuing to live life to the fullest.

Along the way, his family tried to make it as easy as possible for him. Besides showering him with lots of love, they also helped him in practice to make his life easier. To that purpose, they bought him a dog wheelchair, in which he would be able to move more easily. 

After a few training sessions with his new “toy,” he could finally manage it successfully. The very fact that he was able to efficiently move around like any other dog made General over the moon. In his eyes, he finally got his life back

photo of dog in wheelchair
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Neither the fact that he was left on the street, nor that someone mercilessly broke his spine, nor the fact that he will remain paralyzed forever destroyed General’s will to live. 

With the help of good souls, he overcame all the obstacles and emerged victorious in the most difficult battle — the battle of life.