The most heart wrenching decision any pet owner ever has to make is deciding when it’s time to let a pet go; they are family, we love them, and it’s hard to say goodbye.
But some owners only want their dogs when they’re young and healthy. They have them euthanized without exploring other options.
The owner of a loyal dog named Speedy wanted him put down because he could no longer walk; poor Speedy moved by pushing himself across the ground.
The paralyzed pooch had not had veterinary care, but his owner heard that an organization called Sidewalk Specials was coming to town. He hoped to have Speedy euthanized for free or cheap.
He called to ask them to come and get Speedy, hoping to avoid an errand as well as seeing the end for his dog.
The organization sent some volunteers who realized Speedy wasn’t ready to go.
They described the moment saying, “Speedy wagged his tail and licked every hand that came near him. Despite his inability to use his front legs, he was still such a happy dog and he quickly proved to [us] that he wanted to live.”
With the help of a veterinarian, they came up with some creative ideas for rehab to see if Speedy had any chance of recovery. Swimming was best, so they jumped in the pool and started therapy.
Speedy worked hard every single day. He did everything that was asked of him, and before long, he started getting stronger. He seemed thrilled to get his second chance.
Before long, Speedy was able to sit up on his own.
As they continued Speedy’s water rehab, he was able to stand, and then walk on his own!
They were delighted, and so was Speedy!
“ He was still very shaky, but he was slowly but surely moving his front legs again…a month later, he was not only walking around, but running!”
Watch his amazing transformation.
Speedy was adopted and has the loving home he always deserved.
Thank you to Sidewalk Specials group for believing in Speedy when he let you know that wasn’t ready to die, and for working so hard to give him a second chance at life.
Speedy, we wish you all the best!
Source: The Animal Rescue Site